‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith has died at the age of 31

Some very sad news. Glee’s Cory Monteith was found dead in Vancouver on Saturday. Cory was raised in Victoria, British Columbia, which may explain why he was in the area. He was seen at his hotel room with guests on Friday, but police claim that when he returned to his room on Saturday morning he was alone. Hotel staff found him deceased on Saturday afternoon. He was just 31 years old. Cory quietly attended rehab three months ago and completed 30 days of treatment. The cause of death has not yet been determined. Here’s some of The Hollywood Reporter’s coverage of this tragic story:

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. He was 31.

The actor was found at noon Saturday on the hotel’s 21st floor, Vancouver police said in a news conference. He checked into the hotel July 6, and was expected to check out Saturday. When Monteith missed his checkout time at noon, hotel staff went to his room and discovered his body.

Police said Monteith was with other people Friday night. An examination of hotel video footage showed him returning to his room alone early Saturday morning. Police believe he was alone when he died. No cause of death was given and no foul play is suspected, police said. Police are questioning the people he was with Friday night. It was unclear if he was with any Glee castmates or his longtime girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele.

In March, Monteith voluntarily checked himself into rehab for substance abuse. He previously checked into rehab when he was 19. It was unclear why the Calgary native had checked into the Vancouver hotel. He was a frequent visitor to Vancouver during hiatus.

Family, Vancouver police said, have just been informed. He had been deceased for several hours when his body was discovered.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” representatives for the actor told THR in a statement.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

I’ve never heard a bad word about Corey and he was lauded by his co-workers and friends as an all-around great guy. I’m thinking of Corey’s girlfriend, Lea Michele, and what she must be going though. Lea recently got back from a vacation in Mexico with friends. It is not known at this time if she was in Vancouver when he passed. Our thoughts go out to Cory’s friends and family at this difficult time.

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  1. Alecia says:

    I feel so bad for his family.

    • MileyLover says:

      I feel for lea too… If you read her interviews talking about him… she was planning a wedding for two weeks later.. now she is planning a funeral ugh

    • Lauren says:

      I feel sorry for his family as well but I don’t have any sympathy for him. I don’t have any respect for people who are overusing drugs and/or alcohol.

      • SofiaR says:

        Good people do stupid things, it’s no reason not to feel bad for them.

        Who among us haven’t once done something ill-advised?

        I’m not defending substance or alcohol abuse but it’s unnecessary harsh to word it like this.

        This young man has been trying to fight his substance abuse for a long time and been open about it. He has made an effort to get better and we don’t even know yet if active abused caused his demise, we can just speculate.

      • Emma13 says:

        Clearly you have either A) Never loved someone who had this issue or B) Was really torn up by someone who did have it.

        Either way, what an ignorant and hateful comment. I have little respect for those who don’t TRY to stop. Cory got helped, he checked himself in and was trying. We don’t know the results of the autopsy, and I’m thinking overdose, but he fell off and looking at his past he would probably have tried once again to get help. You can’t just get over substance abuse. I hate those who assume this. “Just quit” is not an option, not for someone who is truly addicted. One trip to a rehab facility won’t cut it for many users. My dad has been struggling for the past 5 years to stop. He’s FINALLY starting to show improvement, but his change has only been recently. When he first started he was abusing his now prescription dugs (methadone/suboxane as well as heroin and morphine) I didn’t even know he was a user until I was 20 when he tried to take his life because he didn’t wan’t to use anymore and couldn’t handle the depression he was dealing with. Thankfully my mom saw his note in enough time. We found out a few weeks later that he is also bi-polar. I believe in my dad’s case that he was using to self medicate.

        People do stupid things as one of the other posters said before me, and they get addicted. They ruin their lives as well as others and I hate my dad for ruining pretty much everything. Some will say my mother should have left him and taken my brother and sister with her, but we would have been worse off. He has always kept a roof over our heads and has loved us. I’ve never felt anything but love from him before I knew of his abuse, and I feel guilty when I say I hate him because I do still love him. It’s probably too complicated for you to understand because clearly I shouldn’t respect the man who has kept his family from becoming homeless, has loved his children, and is trying to quit.

      • Emma13 says:

        Also, thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. I’ve read nothing but positive words about him.

      • Tessa says:

        See, all I have is sympathy for Cory. He was wrapped up in a terrible, painful, life ruining addiction, and he couldn’t find his way out of it, even though he tried really hard and for a really long time. That kind of struggle can be torture on someone. He didn’t want to be addicted to drugs, but there came a point where he didn’t have a choice in the matter anymore, perhaps even after the first time he used them. Chemical dependency overtakes your body and brain, and I do have deep sympathy for those that can’t break free from it. For some it’s like telling them they can’t have air anymore. It’s a veritable impossibility to just stop. They need it like they need air. It’s not just a snap your fingers and quit scenario.

      • drdoolittling says:

        .Oh, shove off. I get having the thought but you actually saying it right now when an extremely young man has died, is so classless and callous. I hope if you have to deal with the death of a loved on caused by their own actions, people are more considerate and empathetic that you appear capable of being.

        And you feeling the need to say this says more about you and your inconsiderate nature than aboutthis poor young man.

      • Launicaangelina says:

        Addiction is physiological. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. It is considered a brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and can lead to many harmful, often self-destructive, behaviors. Like other diseases, addiction can be treated.

        Don’t ever believe it’s a “moral failing”.

      • eliza says:

        Wow! I feel sorry for anyone who is less than perfect in your life. Must be nice to sit up on your lofty perch and look down on people and their failings.

        I am sure you are aware but I will remind you, addiction is a disease. Yes, one that you choose vs the ones that choose you, but a disease nonetheless. He had a disease, and furthermore we do not know at this time what killed him. He might not have been using but succumbed to long term effects of his disease.

      • k says:

        lauren, how about showing a little bit compassion. a young man died and leaves behind family and friends – it´s just not the time to point fingers.
        his cause of death is not known yet, so people should stop speculating.

        yes he struggled with substance abuse issues but addiction is full-fledged disease and people should recognize it as that.

      • Kiddo says:

        Respect and sympathy are two very different things. You don’t have to have respect for someone in order to feel sorrow for them.

        I never watched Glee, but it’s certainly sad when someone dies so young. Plus, we really don’t even know the COD at this point.

      • Ray says:

        I would usually feel the same way but hasn’t he just finished rehab? Meaning he was trying to recover. I feel a lot more sympathy for his death than Amy winehouse for example who just throw her life and talent away, as far as I’m aware Corey was trying to get better. If its true about the wedding then it’s absolutely heartbreaking that he had so much to live for. RIP.

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

        Guys @Lauren also once argued with me that only truly terrible people would enjoy substances, because she, like, watches old movies and bikes and stuff, and that’s all anybody could want, basically.

        So she lives in a bubble. Her comment is typed from there

      • Liz says:

        Wow. I won’t go as far to say you’re a horrible person. I will however say that you are a frighteningly sheltered and ignorant individual.

        Research. Work with the less fortunate. Learn about mental disorders, and the many other issues that can lead a person to this sort of end.

        Drug abuse is very often a symptom of a far bigger issue. Hopefully you’re able to muster up enough empathy, and if not that than enough knowledge to realize how horrifying what you just said truly is.

      • Gretchen says:

        Well Lauren, I’m sorry for your family but I don’t have any sympathy for you. I don’t have any respect for people that are a-hole’s without an ounce of compassion or empathy.

      • choppersann 13 says:

        I have no respect for people who make such rude comments about a person who has just passed.. regardless of cause of death.. as if being an addict and dealing with substance abuse issues makes one less of a person… climb off your high horse

      • Emily C. says:

        Ever been addicted to anything?

        I am. I was prescribed Percocet when I first threw my back out. I took under the prescribed dose for two weeks, and going off it was hell. I was able to do it without rehab, but if I’d taken the prescribed dose or been on it for just a little bit longer, I would have needed rehab. There are still times when I want Percocet, and I haven’t taken it for three years.

        Some people’s bodies and minds are more prone to become addicted to certain drugs. It’s called “addiction”, not “happy fun times”. While that does not excuse the addict from trying to get help, it also does not mean they are 100% responsible for the continuing addiction. Plus, thanks to attitudes like yours, addicts feel deep shame, which makes them more likely to not seek the help they need and more likely to turn back to what they’re addicted to in order to escape.

        People are not as simple as you think they are.

      • Jaded says:

        Gee thanks Lauren, my sister died of a combination of addictions over 20 years ago and not a day goes by when I don’t think of her and miss her. She was sick, not some stupid person who should have known better. Addiction is a terrible affliction to have and something you have to live with and fight every day. Sometimes it wins.

      • ZinJoJo says:

        @Lauren, that’s extremely harsh and what a lack of empathy you show. Many addicts struggle with their addictions for their lifetimes, sometimes successfully, sometimes with relapses.

        I feel sorry for the people in your life trying to measure up to your impossible, perfect standards.

      • HappyMom says:

        Lauren, in order to make such a comment, you are a damaged soul. I feel sorry for you. That’s a really hard way to go through life.

      • Emily says:

        If you really lack the ability to feel any EMPATHY for others, then I truly feel sorry for you.

        No one EVER thinks that their life will end in a hotel, alone, at age 31, due to drugs. It’s a terrible and tragic thing, no matter who it is. This case is especially sad, because he was clearly trying very hard to get clean and stay clean.

        There seems to be this misconception about people addicted to drugs- that they’re having a blast partying and one day they just party too hard and fall out and die. This is rarely how it works out. There’s so much more to it than that for an actual addict. Majority of the time there’s self loathing. They know it’s wrong, they know who they hurt every time they do it, but the point is, they can’t figure out how to stop. That is tragic, they are tortured.

        Drug use seems to only truly be “fun” before it becomes an addiction, after that it’s exactly that: an addiction and it’s sad.

        My heart really goes out to his family and friends because God knows this was probably their worst fear and today it’s a realization.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda)

        I realized that we probably ought not be so hard on Lauren, because I suspect that there is some history of emotional pain related to a substance abuser in her/his life. That kind of reaction after a few deaths (indirectly or directly related to past/present substance abuse) seems highly reactionary and cold, and I’m sure there is some deep seeded reason that s/he hasn’t shared. Unless, of course, she is just trying to be provocative.

      • emmie_a says:

        Addiction is a DISEASE. To have no sympathy for someone suffering from a disease and trying to conquer their disease is absolutely heartless.

      • A~ says:

        and you, I assume, I free of all possible compulsive behavior and weaknesses. It must be really wonderful to be you.

      • YoungHeartOldSoulNewView says:

        The loss of human life is still sad, no matter what the cause…

      • NM9005 says:

        By all accounts he was a good person. If this was an asshole who hurt people regardless if he/she is on or off drugs than I would not comment at all. But people like Monteith just happen to have a bad habit they can’t kick overnight. Maybe he fell off the wagon and took too much, no addict wants to die. I hope it wasn’t an OD though, maybe heart failure, I don’t know……it’s so horrible!

      • Tara says:

        What a cold thing to say. Addiction is not an indicator of character it is a disease. Mr. Monteith was apparently a thoughtful, considerate person and a beloved friend to many. His life, like yours, has value. His willingness to seek treatment says something about him as well. There are people out there who would never touch drugs but would snatch your purse, steal your spouse, badmouth you to the boss and smile in your face the next day. I’m just saying…

      • mercy says:

        He was reportedly tormented by his addiction for years and he may have paid the ultimate price for it. Is that not enough punishment for his “sins”?

        I’ve dealt with addicts in my family and I understand how it can leave a person feeling angry and bitter, but this isn’t the time for it.

        He probably fell into drugs very young, before he knew better, and they consumed him in a way that non-addicts can probably never fully comprehend. He may have started out self-medicating for an undiagnosed chemical imbalance or a tragedy in his young life, as many addicts do. He acknowleged his problem and was fighting it.

        Whatever the case, this isn’t the time to cast judgement. If you care about the loved ones he left behind, pay your respects by showing compassion for their son, brother, and friend.

      • chalkdustgirl says:

        Are you serious? I mean, REALLY?

      • Michelle says:

        The response to this cold and heartless comment is heartwarming. Thank you all, from some-one who struggles.

        Cory’s death is really getting to me. I didn’t even pay attention to him, but even I could see he was a really good guy. What a loss…

      • Twez says:

        I hope you’re shown more sympathy for your shortcomings than you have for others.

      • Kitten Mittens says:

        Forgive the pile on and attack the others are giving you. Your comment was chum in the water to them.
        You have every right to not feel sympathy for A. Someone you didn’t know and B. Someone that willingly made ill advised decisions. Others may not agree, but it’s not their place to tell you what you should and shouldn’t have sympthy for.

        I doubt these people will be attaking those who say the same when LiLo finally OD’s.
        Now i’ll post and run because no doubt there’s hate coming my way for sympathising rather than attacking someone for being honest.

      • LFord (another Lauren) says:

        Wow, what a hateful thing to say. I would say I hope somebody has something equally as thoughtless and mean-spirited to say after you die, but I’m not so callous to wish that.

        Some terrible people who do terrible things with malicious intent might deserve no sympathy, but Cory Monteith is not one of those people. This is heartbreaking.

        And, if you insist upon posting ignorant and unkind things on the internet, quit dragging the name Lauren through the mud. Or at least use some kind of signifier so we know it’s you. Might I suggest: Lauren-TheJudgmentalOne or SaintlyLauren?

      • Chloeeee says:

        I think its a little unfair to go as far as not respecting them. a lot of hardcore abuse for here people stems from unresolved issues and pain. as someone who lives with an alcoholic who can be quite verbally hurtful at times, its so easy to lash out and have no sympathy for him as I sometimes do but I also have to remember that yes he does have pain that he cannot face. it does not give him a green pass but it certainly reminds me he is human and when I handle the situation with that in mind, I usually get a more positive response from him. especially if Cory was trying to get help it sets him a part entirely from Lindsay Lohan who seemingly genuinely does not care what happens to herself. he definitely deserves some respect and sympathy with his passing…he lost a battle with his demons.

      • surething says:

        @Lauren, so what you’re saying is you also have “no respect” for people who have diabetes, cancer, Lupus, etc.

        Addiction is a disease. I invite you to go to your local open AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting to learn more about the struggles these people face daily.

      • DreamyK says:

        The former Mr. DreamyK is a drug addict. He’s my former because I love him and couldn’t watch him kill himself slowly and I divorced him.

        You clearly have not had a loved one caught in the grip of drug/alcohol abuse.

        You would do well to learn some empathy. No one wakes up one day and says “I’m going to ruin my life, my marriage, my health”. It’s a daily struggle for those in recovery.

        RIP ..condolences..so sad.

        It warms my heart to see everyone stand shoulder to shoulder here and call for more empathy for family and friends who have a loved one struggling with substance abuse.

      • Maxine05 says:

        I remember a very poignant story about Mets players David Cone and Darryl Strawberry where a reporter asked Cone how he felt about Strawberry using drugs and Cone very respectfully, but very eloquently stated that Strawberry had a disease. He also had a wife, money, a family, a great life and that in order or him to put all those things in jeopardy, he must really be ill and it couldn’t be a choice. That’s what I think about this lovely young man. He wasn’t “overusing” drugs, he was ill. He didn’t have a choice. God rest his soul and maybe he has now found the peace he could not find in this life. Blessings to his family and loved ones.

      • Janna says:

        This was like de-ja vu all over again, remembering Heath Ledger being carried out of his hotel room dead from a drug overdose. Wish Cory had stayed in rehab longer until he felt sure enough that he could kick his habit.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @Kittenmittens-a “pile-on”? Really? Of course Lauren has the RIGHT to not feel sympathy as do the rest of us have a RIGHT to have an opinion about her comment. It’s an open forum–if you’re going to make an ignorant statement, be ready for the backlash, PERIOD. Do you know how many of us have watched a loved one suffer under the stranglehold of addiction?
        I’m appalled that you’re defending judgement in the wake of a death—so classless on every level and so insulting and inappropriate in light of the fact that a young man is dead from a horrific disease. Shame on you.

        Corey being a stranger to Lauren has NOTHING to do with her lack of empathy for him. The reason why people are upset is because of Lauren’s explanation for WHY she feels no sympathy-it’s callous and a slap in the face to many of us.

        FTR, I don’t think Lauren is without empathy, she’s simply an extraordinarily insecure person who gains a sense of empowerment from denigrating others who may be weaker or suffer from a genetic predisposition. You see, it makes her feel superior to say that she has more self-control than those that battle the demon that is addiction EVERY DAY. Congrats, Lauren, as others have said-I hope you never have to watch a loved one suffer, or die from this disease.

      • Kiddo says:

        @Kitten Mittens

        S/he does have a right to feel whatever way s/he does and, of course, there is a First Amendment right, but why is it necessary to post about this every time someone who had substance abuse problems dies? I may be mistaken, but I’m fairly sure Lauren wrote essentially the same thing when Gandolfini died. I think this person actually wanted a shitstorm. There’s no other reason. If it is fair game for one person to express her opinion, isn’t it also fair that others disagree? It’s not as if s/he knew Cory Monteith personally and could shed light on the situation. And not everyone “attacked” her/him, nor would everyone write what was written if Lohan met an untimely death.

      • Kiddo says:


        Ah, needless to say I agree with you but was busy writing while your post was already up.

      • chalkdustgirl says:


        Rock on, Original Kitten.

        If you’re going to dish it out, be ready to take it…

      • Jackie Jormp Jomp (formerly Zelda) says:

        Stay strong. People you don’t even know are proud of you.

        Yeah, I’m thinking

        The demonization and othering of drug users is the very thing that leads to denial and unwillingness to seek help when it is needed within that group. I have no place for such a destructive lack of understanding.

      • Grumpycat says:

        Lauren, your self-righteous and totally tactless comment makes me think that you are a sad, lonely person. Social ineptitude, while not a disease like addiction, must be a hard thing for you to deal with. I dont have sympathy for you though. I do sympathize with your family and friends for having to deal with it.

        A young talented man has died. He struggled with an addiction but tried hard to pull it together and he was a productive member of society. I am saddened by this. If he did die from drugs, I hope it doesnt completely overshadow other things he has accomplished in life. My sister died from addiction, unfortunately the drugs completely defined her adult life so it is a different situation than Cory who managed to accomplish a lot.

      • Elle Kaye says:

        No one is asking you for your respect, but being heartless, judgmental, and uneducated is inexcusable. Addiction can be hereditary, which makes a person more susceptible and makes it much harder for them to quit. He attempted to quit twice. He had his demons he was fighting. Shame on you for being heartless.

      • cutelittlehappything says:

        Wow. Very crass, Lauren. After five hellish years of abusing alcohol, I have FINALLY stepped up and started going to AA. The more I see, the more I’m aware that this may be a lifelong struggle for me. Somehow, the fact that someone as uppity as you has no respect for me makes me feel a little better (seriously).

      • Mazunte says:

        It is more complex than you think. It is scientifically proven that addiction is controlled by a tiny region of the brain. Some people are more prone to it than others. Some can try everything and move on and others get hooked. So, there is, in fact, a biological predisposition for it.

        Of course, you could say, ” so, don’t try it.” Well, we all have the need to stray somehow at some point in our lives.

        I am one of those lucky ones who have tried some stuff and didn’t enjoy it that much and understood addiction is not in my genes. But I’ve also accompanied a friend to some AA meetings and listened to their stories. It is very, very hard. Besides, some addicts get into it at the beginning to forget very painful life situations and/or grew up in a family with addicted people, and so many more complicated stories.

        Don’t judge what you don’t know.

    • Collar says:

      The guy is dead. Gone. How about we all just direct all this good energy somewhere where it can make a difference. Start with Ms Lohan, who knows if she occassionally googles her name. One encouraging message in the sea of hate could make a difference. Who knows??

      But to quote a great book, let the dead bury the dead. Focus on those living in that hell.

  2. Maxine05 says:

    This is very sad news. This young man struggled with addiction for over a decade. Godspeed to him and prayers for his friends and loved ones.

    • outstandingworldcitizen says:

      Wow, just a bad news wkd. I hate that he was alone. Lea seemed like a truly loving supportive partner. She was there through his struggles. My condolences to his family and to her of course.

    • Sherry says:

      I know many people will immediately think it was a drug overdose, but I keep thinking about the Bee Gees younger brother, Andy Gibb who died at 30. He had abused his body with drugs (mostly coke) for years, but had finally cleaned himself up and was set to record again. Unfortunately, he died of heart problems, because of the years of abuse when he was younger.

      RIP, Cory. You will be missed.

  3. Devon says:

    “It’s unknown exactly why Cory, a native of Alberta, Canada, was in Vancouver.”

    Cory is from BC (raised in Victoria and lived in Van), so that’s probably why he was there.

    It’s such a shame and a tragedy. I don’t want to speculate but it’s hard not to jump to conclusions. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Seeing someone who is your age go out so suddenly and so young makes you stop and think. We are not invincible and life is too short and precious. I hope he’s at peace.

  4. Aria says:

    Heard he was getting married with Leah in just two weeks. I don’t know if it’s true or not, but this is heartbreaking news nevertheless.

    Godspeed, Cory. Rest in Peace.

    God Bless His loved ones!

  5. oivey says:

    This is just terribly sad.

  6. janie says:

    This is such a tragedy.. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

  7. Nikollet says:

    This is so sad, what a waste.

  8. Sannie says:

    I feel so sorry for his family and friends

  9. Amelia says:

    Blimey, this is so out of the blue. Best wishes to his family, friends and girlfriend, this must be gut-wrenching for them.
    Hopefully after so many years wrestling with addiction, he’s at peace now. Xx

  10. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I feel so sorry for his parents, other family members, friends and Lea. I lost some family members before and it was heartbreaking but I can’t even comprehend how hard it is to lose someone this close – a son or a boyfriend. And as if this death wasn’t hard enough, Lea won’t be able to mourn him privately because I’m sure right now dozens of paps are gathering outside her house or wherever she is and wait to take a “good” picture and they will follow her around like vultures for months like they did with Michelle Williams and Matilda.

  11. Pixie says:

    No :( this is absolutely heartbreaking. My prayers go out to Lea and Cory’s family. I am genuinely so upset about this. He seemed like such a wonderful man with his life ahead of him. Rest in peace Cory.

  12. Charlotte says:

    Kia kaha, Monteith Family, friends and fans.

  13. Anna says:

    This is such a sad story. Especially after he just got out of treatment. The tweets by his co-stars were so sad, and really showed how loved and respected he was around the industry. Poor Lea.

  14. Sad says:

    How very sad. Too young.
    So much to live for.

    Why? Just why?

  15. Ray says:

    So unbelievable. Though I wasn’t a fan of glee my heart goes out to his co stars especially lea, and his family. R.I.P

  16. k says:

    this is so sad and tragic. a life cut too short.
    I hope everyone is giving his family and loved ones the space they need to grieve

    • whatthehell456 says:

      Unfortunately, as much as we would want this, the media will not leave these people alone. Someone mentioned above how the paps are probably camped out just waiting to get that perfect “grieving” shot. It’s disgusting, but the more famous you are, the less privacy your family will have when you pass.

  17. Anna says:

    Rest in peace, Cory.

    Is it possible that Cory and Lea broke up recently? They were last photographed together in mid-June. Lea just spent time in Mexico with friends and Cory was staying in Vancouver alone for the past couple of weeks.

  18. GlimmerBunny says:

    Awful news, he was way too young to die. And I loved him on glee and he seemed so nice and funny in interviews :( My thoughts and prayers are with his family, girlfriends and friends and I hope Cory himself is in a better place now. R.I.P

  19. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    I honestly thought it was a cruel joke when I first read it. Much like many dead rumors that turn out to be false.

  20. Aussie girl says:

    So young. I’m always shocked when someone is gone like this.

  21. Nev says:

    stay strong Lea!!!!

    RIP Cory.

  22. DanaG says:

    My condolences thoughts and prayers to Cory’s family and friends and Lea Michele. It’s so sad it had to end this way after he tried to help himself, it’s even sadder.

  23. Rita says:

    So very, very sad. Such promise. While others seem to live forever in a life of destructive behavior, this young man dies in the prime of life. RIP.

  24. Miss M says:

    When I read the breaking news about his death, I thought it was a mistake. :(

    My condolences to his family and friends.

    Rest in peace, Cory.

  25. Elodie says:

    What???? OMG! RIP Cory.
    This has got to be the sh!ttiest of sh!ttiest weekends for crap sake, between that, the Zimmerman verdict… I need to go to bed, too many bad news geebus f!cking christ..

  26. CC says:

    I’m speechless. Wasn’t exactly a fan, but this is just terrible.

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  28. Jen34 says:

    He had such a sweet face. I am so very sorry to hear this. Too, too young.

  29. the original bellaluna says:

    This is just so sad. Thoughts and prayers for his family, Lea, and their loved ones and friends.

  30. jilly says:

    He just never seemed happy. Even when he’s smiling, his eyes are deeply sad. I also never bought his relationship with Lea. It seemed so random and shallow. I wish his soul peace.

  31. Clara says:

    This is all so shocking because he didn’t look like he had a problem, like Lindsay Lohan or Amy Winehouse. We knew of his struggles but he was about to get married, working… it’s just unexpected and sad. I feel for Lea too, honestly.

  32. Samigirl says:

    I know he had addiction problems, but I’m still in shock. I had a huge lady crush on him. I loved his voice, he seemed genuinely nice and down to earth in interviews. Sad.

  33. serena says:

    oh my god, I’m shocked..this makes me cry really badly, he was so young and talented.

  34. Sloane Wyatt says:

    RIP, Cory. Very sad for him, his family, his friends, and his fans.

  35. Dawn says:

    This is sad news. My condolences to those who knew and loved him. R.I.P Cory.

  36. soulsister says:

    Wonder if this could be Cory & Lea?

    This is really so sad. RIP Cory. Gone too soon. :’(

    • GoldenState says:

      Yes, this is the first thing I thought! Him and Lea had a fallout, and he went back to a familiar town with old friends that have ties to substance abuse. So much of addiction is psychological (not ONLY physical)–this is something that so badly needs more coverage and support in our society! Too young and so tragic.

    • Tessa says:

      Don’t think so. Cory was not sober for “so long”, and his name never had A-list recognition. I don’t think many knew who he was outside of the Glee fans and fans of Lea Michele. Regardless, whoever that blind is about, I hope he gets help so that he doesn’t suffer the same fate as Cory. Drug addicition is a scary thing.

  37. Mika says:

    A gorgeous guy gone too soon! RIP

  38. Cami says:

    Im just out of words. Rest in peace, Corey.

  39. smee says:

    Finding a cure for drug addiction is as important as finding a cure for cancer. So many lives lost……..

  40. Mandy says:

    This is just so awful. Prayers to his family and friends.

  41. Just Me says:

    Am so very sorry to read this. Such a tragic loss of life.

    On another note, it’s really nice to see so many expressing sympathy, and tolerance for someone who also openly struggled with a drug addiction. Normally on these threads people aren’t so tolerant….how many times have we seen people wishing LiLo death?

    • Tessa says:

      Cory voluntarily checked himself into rehab and openly admitted to being an addict. Lindsay doesn’t think she needs rehab and denies having a problem and blames everyone else for her problems. She also has put other lives in danger with her foolery, committed multiple thefts, etc. Lindsay is rather unsympathetic in her denial. If she was genuinely actively trying to get well, I would be behind her 100%, and I think a lot of people on this board would too.

    • Alexis says:

      Cory was a cute white guy. People are quicker to judge women, minorities, and unattractive or fat people. RIP. Everyone who suffers from addiction deserves our sympathy.

      • Amanda says:

        Sad but true. Also, he doesn’t have that dishevelled look that many addicts have.

      • amilu says:

        Although what you’re saying is probably a factor, I think it’s much more what Tessa said above you. I’ve never watched “Glee,” so I only know 2 things about Corey Monteith. He was dating Lea Michele. And he’s an addict. He sought treatment, and he publicly acknowledged and openly discussed his struggles. As far as I’m concerned this makes him a sympathetic figure — not the fact that he’s a “cute white guy.”

        He wasn’t someone who making headlines for constantly putting others in danger, committing crimes with no regard for others, and denying or playing the blame game regarding his troubles. We’re quick to judge LL because her own reckless actions and total disregard for herself and others make her a beacon for scorn and ridicule. How many times does she have to (drunkenly or druggedly) run over or into someone with her car before you think she’s being judged fairly (and not just for being a woman)?

  42. Bobo says:

    Can’t believe it. Can’t even imagine how Lea must be feeling now. Stay strong girl.

  43. j.eyre says:

    Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers with his family and girlfriend.

    Very respectful and tender post, Celebitchy, thank you.

  44. Sonia says:

    So sad. I’m sure Lindsey Lohan will claim to be his best friend like she did Heath ledger and James gandolfini…when everyone should be praying for comfort for his family and friends the attention whores will come out in droves :(

  45. Steffie says:

    Like everyone else, I am really shocked about this… I hope his family and friends will be ok.

  46. aims says:

    What a tragedy. This is so shocking and so sad. I feel for his family and Lea. I’m so sad about this.

  47. Migdalia says:

    I have a feeling it’s gonna be that he suffered a heart attack whether it be because of his past drug use or he took something whether major or minor that triggered it.

    I feel so sad and sorry for so many people…his family, Lea, his colleagues, his fans. It’s also so sad to see how happy he was the last few weeks, and how he tried to battle his demons to become healthy. Then he dies alone? I just hope it was in a peaceful way. RIP Cory.

  48. Bex says:

    Everyone always spoke sleep well of him and he seemed genuinely nice and down to earth. I’m reading a book now written from the perspective of an addict, written by an ex-addict so it breaks my heart to think how his brain was wired while struggling to get out of that life. Truly hope he rests in peace. Too young. So sad.

  49. mia girl says:

    So, so sad.
    Deepest condolences to his family, friends and Lea Michelle.

    RIP Cory.

  50. Emily C. says:

    This is really sad.

    Do we know it was drugs and/or alcohol, or is that pure speculation? It’s possible he had an undetectedable heart problem something. While drugs and alcohol seem most likely, that doesn’t mean it’s okay to talk about as if it’s fact.

  51. Cora says:

    That last photo of Lea on the beach with her arms around Cory is very poignant now. It brought tears to my eyes.

  52. Tulip says:

    My condolences to his loved ones. This is heartbreaking, and I hope they will be allowed privacy during all of this. My thoughts are with them.

  53. nicegirl says:

    Such sad news – I send my sincere condolences to family and friends.

    EMILY C – thank you for sharing. I send you thoughts of strength and joy.

  54. I Choose Me says:

    Damn. I have no words. 31 is too young.

  55. dd says:

    How about waiting for an official cause before talking about drugs and addictions? The family is having a hard enough time now without speculation.

  56. Adrien says:

    He’s too young. RIP Finn.

  57. Lark says:

    How sad. He and Lea were apparently planning to get married in the next month or so. I wonder if she was in Mexico with her girls for a pre-wedding thing, and he was in Vancouver with his boys for a pre-wedding thing? He was so young, and really tried to get help.

    I saw someone mention Andy Gibbs , who struggled with addiction but was clean when he died at the age of 30. I was wondering the same thing about Cory. I seem to remember him saying in an interview he got hooked at the age of 14 and was in rehab by 19, and used to do really hard stuff. It’s completely possible that his previous drug use had really just damaged his body badly but he was clean at the end. Also, I had a friend of a friend who had kicked a cocaine habit…and was convinced to take one molly after he was clean. That one molly gave him a massive heart attack.

    Also, the E! Online coverage of this has been really insensitive and gross. You think they could show a little more tact for a young man who struggled with addiction.

    PS: People, please stop believing every little blind item about Cory now or whatever. Those things are 95% BS most of the time. Cory and Lea used to come into the restaurant my cousin manages and were always super low-key and nice people. They were definitely a couple and seemed crazy about one another. Anyway, RIP Cory.

    • apsutter says:

      Andy Gibb’s story was equally as sad. I remember a couple of years ago having lunch with my mom and the Bee Gees were playing and somehow we got on the topic of his passing and my mom remembered it like it had just happened. She said that everyone was so sad because he was so talented and gorgeous and that it took everyone by total surprise.

      Oh and I agree that he could have totally been clean. Years of hard drug abuse(or even alcohol) can absolutely destroy your body and lead to an early death.

    • Christin says:

      I remember going to school and hearing about Andy’s death on the radio. He seemed like such a sweet person, and was a really big deal in the late 1970s. His oldest brother Barry was interviewed years after Andy’s death and talked about his last conversation and how he tried “tough love” to get through to him (apparently Andy had been drinking during his stay in England). Barry said that he has to live with that conversation for the rest of his life.

    • Denise says:

      E! is the absolute worst. I don’t go to their site but I used to watch the E! channel but had to stop because it’s such utter shite, and that’s coming from someone who thinks farts are funny.

      Love their smooth segues from talking about a horrible tragedy into the next ‘news’ item: (open with slight wince) ‘And on a lighter note…’ (dry chuckle from co-host) ‘Yeah….’

  58. menlisa says:

    This is heartbreaking.
    RIP Cory.

  59. HotPockets says:

    This makes me really sad, mainly because my significant other has battled with his demons and substance abuse for years. He also checked himself into rehab and has nearly died and taken his own life, because the power that addiction has had over him is so great.

    I feel for anyone that has ever loved someone who battled with this, because addiction is a powerful thing and no matter how much that person cares about their loved ones, the addiction is often more powerful.

    I don’t know what the autopsy will reveal, but my condolences go out to his friends and family.

    • Kiddo says:

      I hope things work out much much better for you.

      • HotPockets says:

        Things are much better, I think this story just hit a nail because my husband is the same age as him and people only know him as a very nice guy who cares a lot about the people around him, but his only fault in life is that he cannot have a normal relationship with alcohol because his addiction controls how he views it. He is aware of it, like a lot of addicts, but it is a struggle every day to stay clean and one that he will live with for the rest of his life

        I don’t know what ultimately led to Corey’s death, but I do know he has admitted to his substance abuse issues in the past and 31 is very young to pass away so suddenly.

        I never knew growing up that I would marry an addict and it changed how I saw things. People think it is so easy to just quit, especially when you have all these positive things around you, whether it be a good job, fortune, lots of friends, but unfortunately, the addiction is so powerful that people who can’t overcome it are blindsided by everything else. The addiction controls all aspects of their lives when it gets to be that big of a problem.

        I don’t want to assume this is Corey’s case, but it pains me to see someone so young go before their time.

    • apsutter says:

      Awwww…HP, my heart’s with ya. I hope that he can stay clean and that you two get to have a long and happy life together.

    • Christin says:

      Having lost a close family member with his addictions as a contributing factor, I feel for your situation. It’s a daily battle, and not everyone wins it. Or, maybe they’re doing better and then have that one bad decision.

  60. MrsBPitt says:

    I have watched Glee from the beginning and I loved Cory…It seems that in real life, he was as nice and sweet as the character he played…never heard a bad word about him…I have many people, young and old, in my family with substance abuse issues…they are all wonderful people who just happen to have some horrible problems…I am so, so saddened by this…my heart breaks for everyone who loved him…

  61. nordicgoddess says:

    poor child, poor lea, poor family…my heart goes out for them…i live in vancouver too… soo sad

  62. sauvage says:

    This is SO wrong. 31, my God… My thoughts are with his friends and family.

  63. steph o says:

    Too sad. My husband is the same age and I just cannot imagine losing him so soon…his poor family and loved ones. I hope (but unfortunately don’t expect) that they are able to grieve in privacy and peace. RIP.

  64. d says:

    AFAIK, nowhere in that police report or press conference did they mention drugs. They did not release a cause of death. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Let’s hold off on saying it was a drug overdose and speculation on anything else until we hear what exactly caused his sad, too-soon death. I know this is a gossip blog and there are all sorts of “reports” or blind items about him drinking again, etc., but geez. 24 or 48 hours. It’s Sunday. Remember that he seems to have been a genuinely decent person and his family will surely miss him terribly.
    (Not directed at anyone in particular, although other sites are gross beyond belief in what they’re posting).

    • CC says:

      That’s just good practice. If there was something in room, or body, it will only be revealed with the preliminary or full autopsy report. If I remember, what they said about it was basically ” no comment” to anything pertaining to the ongoing investigation other than no foul play suspected.

  65. Denise says:

    Some people look a right mess when they’re struggling but you’d never have guessed it with Cory if he hadn’t admitted his problems. What happened to him could happen to anyone, addict or not. One crazy night where you go too far. What a terrible shame. I really feel for his family. (Assuming the reasons for his death which at this time are yet to be confirmed.)

  66. Reece says:

    When I saw this last night and thought it was one of idiotic internet jokes…
    You hope it isn’t what you think it is. You hope for something out of the blue esp since he seemed to be doing better. I don’t know. I have nothing other than condolences for his family and friends.

    RIP Cory.

  67. Mary says:

    Such sad news :( My thoughts are with his family and friends. I really hope Lea Michele will get the support and peace she needs to get through this.
    I hope she understands it’s not her fault (it’s nobodys fault) and there is nothing more she could have done (I have a friend who lost her boyfriend when he over dosed, and “what could I have done differently?” almost destroyed her).

  68. SusieQ2 says:

    I was stunned when I heard the news this morning and couldn’t help feeling so sad for Lea and his family.

    As the day has gone on, I find myself angry that this seemingly wonderful guy is dead and yet the likes of Lohan, a menace to society, is still breathing.

    Life just seems so unfair at times.

  69. elizaD says:

    I see more than one Eliza exists on here, so I am going with ElizaD.

  70. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    This is such sad news. I never watched Glee, but I had seen pictures of him with Lea, and they were a beautiful couple. That last picture you posted, of them at the beach with her arm around him, is heartbreaking now.

  71. Happy21 says:

    This news instantly made me cry. I’m from the area of Victoria where he grew up although I’m a few years older and never knew him. He was so humble about his roots and who he was it was admirable. A few years ago he was in town and visited a local radio station and gave a candid interview to the local paper. It was very cool to see someone acknowledge where he came from honestly. His mother is still here as a matter of fact.

    Regardless of the way he died, he died too young with too much life ahead of him. It breaks my heart to think of being his family or girlfriend and getting that call. And if he and Lea were getting married in a couple of weeks, my God! The pain she must be in :’(

  72. Jennifer12 says:

    And yet Lindsay Lohan lives….

  73. Lucy says:

    Absolutely no words. He was so young, and seemed like such a great, humble guy (not tov mention he was extremely talented too)…thinking of Lea, his family and his friends right now.

  74. bettyrose says:

    I never watched the show and don’t know this actor, but I know how shocked and sad I was when River Phoenix died suddenly. And then years later Heath Ledger. From the comments here, it sounds like this guy was on par with those actors – a good person with some human troubles that took him far too soon. Very sad.

  75. UsedToBeLulu says:

    Terribly sad news. Gone far too soon…

    My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. I can’t imagine how hard this is for them.

  76. Lauren says:

    You know how people always read into things after the fact? The picture on the beach looks like she is trying to keep him so close/ safe/ grounded. I feel really really sad for them.

  77. Lisa says:

    Okay, I must be living under a rock, because I didn’t even know he had addiction problems and had been to rehab. Pretty sad, though. My brother’s turning 34 in a month. I couldn’t imagine losing him at such a young age.

  78. some bitch says:

    Wow. Thirty one is so young. I never watched Glee but it’s tragic he lost his battle with addiction, especially after he chose to seek help only a few months ago.

    Canada lost some great talent. Bieber’s still around…

  79. Bijlee says:

    He seemed like such a nice guy on and off the show. His poor family and lea. RIP Cory.

  80. Kas says:

    Taken too soon – such a tragic waste of a talented and kind young man. Prayers for his family and Lea.

  81. Abby says:

    Hearing this news this morning broke my heart. I loved his character on Glee, and he seemed like such a nice person in real life. :-(

  82. M.A.F. says:

    I thought it was joke last night when I saw the headline. I went on CNN to see if the royal baby was born yet and this was the headline. So sad, especially since he knew he was having problems and tried to do something about it.

  83. Janet says:

    This is so shocking and upsetting. He seemed like a good person overall and was talented. I was really hoping he would pull through with his addiction. I can’t even imagine how heartbroken Lea and his family is.

  84. F5 says:

    Wow, never thought I’d feel bad for Lea.. But poor, poor girl, nobody should go through this.

  85. Ana says:

    Couldn’t believe it when I heard it! So sad… :(
    R.I.P. Cory

  86. Aqua says:

    I don’t want to speculate on what happened out of respect for the family. I just want to send my condolences to family and friends and especially to his girlfriend Lea, who has been with him through thick and thin.

  87. BmanGman says:

    :( …say hello to my mother, Marida, Cory.


  88. Renee says:

    This actually brought tears to my eyes. I don’t know why it hit me so hard when other celebrity deaths did not. Just too young I guess with so much to live for. RIP.

  89. HoustonGrl says:

    So so so sad. Every time I saw a picture of him, he just radiated positive energy. My heart goes out to him, Lea, and his family.

    Also, I don’t think it’s good to assume that it was a drug overdose. My uncle died suddenly at age 22 from a brain hemorrhage. Life is fragile for all of us.

  90. skuddles says:

    This is just so unbelievably sad – for him and everyone who loved him :(

  91. Ginger says:

    So awful! Gone far too young. My condolences for his loved ones.

  92. Missfit says:

    I feel so bad for his family and Lea. I can not imagine how they feel. I remember reading an interview of her talking about him. She was just in awe of him, so head over heels in love and her praising him on his talent and other stuff. It was just obvious how much she loved him. :/

  93. homegrrl says:

    Addiction is incredibly complex and baffling. I’ve been sober almost 15yrs. I didn’t get into the harder stuff, so it wasn’t that hard to quit whatever was around then. I have a very healthy constitution genetically, so I was an athletic addict, now just athletic. It’s just luck. That and my family let me hit my “bottom”, meaning, they wouldn’t even pay for rehab. They let me decide if I wanted to become an addict/drifter or a functioning adult in our society.
    That said, I know he wasn’t one of the lucky ones for a myriad of reasons. What makes sobriety “take” in one human, and not in another. No one can say. No one.

  94. Sam H x says:

    I use to watch Glee but it wore off on me. I thought it was some sick joke on instagram. But dayumn 31 is far too young to go. I didn’t know about his addiction problems – I read it started at 13 and I respect him for being honest about them. He does have a certain sadness in his eyes. My heart goes out to his family, loved ones, cast mates and his partner Lea. RIP young man. x

  95. jwoolman says:

    There are lots of physical possibilities even at his age. But if they do find it was an overdose, it could have been accidental (a risk after a period of abstinence) or intentional if he was dealing with clinical depression. The real risk of suicide is when the person is feeling better, because deep in a depressive episode the energy just isn’t there even though suicidal thoughts are common. Very dangerous to be alone under such circumstances. It could even be semi-intentional suicide- maybe taking drugs to feel better and then when bad reactions started-deciding not to try to get help (even if that were possible). Clinical depression is too often a fatal disease and is nothing like the normal sadness people feel in response to loss. Whole different level of pain and it can come on out of the blue, while life is good.

  96. Lucy2 says:

    That’s so terribly sad. My sympathies to his loved ones. Whatever happened, he was far too young, and a talented guy.

  97. Lemony says:

    May he RIP.
    Much sympathy to his family & friends.

  98. Sachi says:

    I had the same reaction to this as I did when Heath Ledger died. I literally (no overreaction here) yelped, “What?!!!”

    It’s one of those news that is so unexpected. Just terrible news. He was so young.

    Condolences to his family and friends and Lea.

  99. Ag says:

    I’ve never seen Glee, but this is really sad. Sympathy to his loved ones.

  100. Scarlett says:

    This is tragic. This guy has always come off as very courteous and kind. I was surprised that he struggled with addiction because he always seemed so professional. I hope he and his loved ones find peace.

  101. Stefanie says:

    Tragic that he was self aware and admitted his downfalls and actively sought help for them, and yet you have Lohan who is given countless opportunities to conquer her demons and scoffs in the face of help and lives. She is the cockaroach that survives the nuclear winter, and poor souls like Cory end up losing.

    • diva says:

      Yes @ stefanie that is what is crazy about life. Someone who seemed to be really trying to deal with their demons loses their life and people like Lindsay continue to strive on. It’s disheartening. I didn’t know much about him but everything I’ve read has said he was a really decent guy. this is very sad and unfortunate. Prayers to his family and friends.

    • Summer says:

      Exactly. I was thinking about Lindsay when I heard the news. Not that i think she deserves the same fate. no. but Cory was such a good guy minding his own business. It’s so sad that he’s gone. I’d like to think that there is a reason for everything.

      May he rest in peace.

  102. blaize says:

    To Lauren and Kitten Mittens, above, who said you have no sympathy for strangers who make bad decisions: Wow. You two sound like stone-cold puritanical witches from the Rush Limbaugh wing. Clearly you have a deficiency of human empathy, and are devoid of the thing we call class. If one of your loved ones- a child, a parent, a sibling, a grandchild, etc.- ever does something foolish and dies, I wonder if you’ll have the same heartless, bitchy attitude about it. You sound like the kinds of people who go around blaming rape victims for their rape. Do you also have no sympathy for anorexics and bulimics who die of their eating disorders? Or an overweight person who gets diabetes and dies? How cowardly of you to run away from the comments just because you can’t face your well-deserved criticism.

  103. Jenn says:

    Poor guy. That has to be horrible for his family.

  104. jc126 says:

    So horrible. Condolences to all those who knew and loved him.

  105. Gilmore says:

    :( I only watched s1 and 2 of glee before quitting for good, but i always loved him. he was a sweetheart, a total gentle giant who looked so full of life. it’s weird to think on the inside was a person who was suffering and you just never know what someones going through.

    sidenote; you know, after you get help your body just isn’t use to that stuff anymore and once you touch it again it just completely shuts you down in most cases. i wonder if that’s the case here but anythings a possibility.

  106. C.Z. says:

    What do you mean “no cause of death was given”? I can tell you the cause of death: DRUG OVERDOSE. This is extremely sad, but it’s also not surprising.

    • Gilmore says:

      i’m sorry, were you physically in that hotel room when he took said drugs? you don’t know a thing, none of us do actually, and your comment is extremely disrespectful. have some sensitivity to the people this did take by surprise since he was functioning perfectly well in their eyes.

  107. HalfricanQueen says:

    People like LAUREN, who are judgmental and hateful in such tragic circumstances are usually covering over deep insecurity and unhappiness in their own life. From what I’ve encountered, people like that make their own miserable existence tolerable by pointing out the flaws of others.

    With that said, this news is tragic, and my heart goes out to everyone involved..

  108. Kim says:

    My love and prayers to his family & friends. Regardless of how he died its a tragedy.

  109. Mourning the Death of Music says:

    “‘Glee’ star Cory Monteith died of heroin and alcohol overdose, coroner says…”

    Yet again. What a waste. It just goes to show, money and fame can’t keep your demons at bay.