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Cory Monteith, star of TV series Glee, found dead

Published on Jul 14, 2013 2:10 PM

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian actor Cory Monteith, heart throb of Fox's musical-comedy television series Glee, was found dead on Saturday at a hotel in Vancouver, Canada, police said.

There were no signs of foul play, they said, and the cause of death was not immediately apparent.

Paramedics responding to an emergency call found Monteith, 31, dead at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre, Vancouver Police Department acting chief Doug LePard told a news conference.

In April, a representative for Monteith, whose Glee character Finn was a high school football player turned enthusiastic glee club - or musical group - singer, said the actor was at a rehabilitation facility for an unspecified substance addiction.

Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the "Do Something Awards" in Santa Monica, California in this August 19, 2012 file photo. "Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead at the Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Picture taken August 19, 2012. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS
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