Actor Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on Glee, died Saturday. He was 31.
Monteith died in his hotel room in Vancouver. His body was discovered by hotel staff after he failed to check out, according to Variety. There were no initial signs of foul play and an autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Canadian-born actor was believed to be alone in his room at the time of death.
Glee producers, 20th Century Fox TV and Fox network execs issued a statement hailing Monteith as “an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.”
In addition to his role on Glee, Monteith's credits include Final Destination 3, Kyle XY, The Invisible, White Noise 2, Monte Carlo, and Sisters & Brothers.
This is very sad news indeed, I watch Glee and was aware of his problems with substance abuse, sometimes the residual effects can be too disastrous to recover from. thirty one years of age is too young to go and it's so sad that he would have had so much more to give in his life.