Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Glee" Actor Cory Monteith Dead at Age 31 // Update: Cause of Death Determined

(Originally written on 07/14/13): Actor Cory Monteith was found dead this weekend in his Vancouver, Canada, hotel room after he'd missed his checkout time. CNN reports that the 31-year-old actor had been hanging out with several people at his room this past Friday night, but was seen later on hotel surveillance video returning to his room by himself in the early Saturday morning. Police have ruled out four play. An autopsy will be conducted tomorrow. Monteith had received substance abuse treatment earlier this year, but it's unclear at this time that drugs or alcohol had anything to do with his death.

Cory Monteith is probably best known for his starring role at Finn Hudson on Glee. He had a great singing voice and a handsome face. His character graduated from high school one season ago, though he played a recurring role during this latest season.

My first -- and favorite -- exposure to Monteith was when he played a "younger, edgier" version of Colonel Cameron Mitchell on Stargate: SG1. Check out this video:

This death has really bummed me out. My prayers reach out to Monteith's friends and family.

Updated on 07/16/13: An autopsy was performed yesterday and Cory Monteith's cause of death has been determined. The British Columbia Coroners Service has reports Monteith death came as a result of "a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."

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