Glee actor Cory Monteith has been found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, police have confirmed.
The 31-year-old – who has played heartthrob Finn Hudson since the show’s inception in 2009 – was found just after noon yesterday when he failed to check out of the city’s Pacific Rim Hotel. Police have ruled out foul play.
The star had struggled with drug addiction in the past, most recently receiving treatment in rehab during April of this year.
Monteith was dating fellow Glee star Lea Michele.
Glee’s executive producers have released a statement on Twitter, paying tribute to an “exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.”
Statement on behalf of: GLEE Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and FOX Broadcasting Company.— GLEE (@OfficialGLEEtv) July 14, 2013
We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.— GLEE (@OfficialGLEEtv) July 14, 2013
He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.— GLEE (@OfficialGLEEtv) July 14, 2013
Fellow actors, as well as stars of the hit Fox show, have also taken to Twitter to share their shock and sadness.
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 14, 2013
OMG!! My Cory…— iqbal theba (@iqbaltheba) July 14, 2013
#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can’t speak.
— Kaley Cuoco (@KaleyCuoco) July 14, 2013
This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 14, 2013
Speechless. And for the worst reason.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 14, 2013
Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) July 14, 2013