Sad news for Cory Monteith fans and his family and friends. The 31-year-old Glee star was found dead in his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Saturday (July 13).
People reports his rep stated, “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate,” his rep said in a statement. “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”
An autopsy is set for Monday. According to police, the actor was out Friday night with friends and returned to his 21st floor room in the early morning hours. He had checked in on July 6 and was due to check out Saturday.
Acting Police Chief Doug LePard said, “There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier [Friday] night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died. When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.
He continued, “We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions,” said the acting chief. “Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.”
LePard added, “On behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.”
Our sympathies goes to his family, friends, and family.