Sad news from Vancover that Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel of an apparent drug overdose. Melissa Kates Cory's publicist stated, "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock & mourning this tragic loss." Glee executive producers, producers 20th Century Fox Television & Fox Broadcasting Co. said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent & an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with & we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family and loved ones." Cory had openly spoken about his addiction issues as a teenager. He told Parade magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13 & by 19 went into rehab after his mother & friends intervened. He suffered a relapse earlier this year & checked himself into rehab again in April. Cory Monteith was a fierce gay ally & last year he hosted the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York with Glee co-star Naya Rivera. We were at the event & Cory was absolutely fabulous raffling off kisses to support GLAAD. This is so sad to have someone so young & talented die so young. He will be missed. Cory Monteith was 31.
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