Cory Monteith Found Dead at Age 31

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    Actor Cory Monteith arrives to The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' screening of Fox's "Glee" at Leonard Goldenson Theatre on May 1, 2012 in North Hollywood, California.

    Glee star Cory Monteith has been found dead in Vancouver, according to Vancouver police.

    The 31-year-old was staying at the Fairmont Hotel and missed his check out time. Just after noon today he was found dead and alone.

    According to Deputy Chief Doug LaPard, there are no indications of foul play and they are not discussing what was found in the room.

    Monteith checked in July 6 and he was not staying with girlfriend/Glee co-star Lea Michele. Michele was last photographed in Mexico on July 9th.

    Monteith's family has been informed, according to LaPard, and when the actor was found he had been deceased for several hours.

    Vancouver PD reports that a video showed Monteith returning to his hotel room by himself in early morning hours. There is no cause of death yet.

    LaPard explained at a press conference tonight that Monteith's family was just informed of his death about an hour ago, so although they wanted to get a statement out right away to confirm his passing, they do not want to give any further details at this time, out of respect for the family.

    A rep for Monteith tells E! News: "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."

    Monteith, who starred as Finn Hudson on Glee, spent time in rehab early this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in April.

    He had been open about his issues with substance abuse, previously admitting that he began using drugs at 13 and went into rehab at age 19.

    In 2011, Monteith won a Teen Choice award for best actor in a comedy. The show's cast won a Screen Actors Guild award for an ensemble in a comedy in 2010.

    On the Glee set, Monteith was known for being an incredibly hard worker and all-around good guy. He will be sorely missed.

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