Glee’s Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel room

Posted by: on Jul 15, 2013 | No Comments

Hollywood was in mourning after it emerged that Glee star Cory Monteith had passed away in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.

The 31-year-old was found by staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel after he had failed to check out on time. Police say that they have ruled out foul play, but with Cory’s well documented battle with drugs, many say that this may be related to the incident.

Over the past few days friends, Glee fans (known as Gleeks) and fellow celebrities have expressed their grief on Twitter following Cory’s sudden death.

Dot-Marie Jones who plays Coach Beiste wrote: “I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever.”

Selena Gomez posted a picture of herself with Cory, alongside the message, ‘this hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.’

Rihanna wrote: Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!’, whilst Kim Kardashian expressed her shock by writing: ‘Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can’t describe what they must be feeling.’

And Mark Salling who plays Puck probably gave the most simple but poignant response, simply tweeted ‘No’, indicating his loss of words over the tragic passing of his friend.

A source has said that Cory’s girlfriend Lea Michele, who plays co star and on-screen girlfriend Rachel Berry, is “absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable. She is devastated beyond belief.” A spokesperson for her has issued a statement asking for privacy.

It’s not been said what will happen when Glee resumes filming for the new season, which was due to start in a few weeks, but no doubt it will be a tough and heart-breaking process for all involved.

Cory was a bright, talented person whose life had been cut so tragically short. Gossipdrip sends their condolences to his friends and family. RIP Corey.