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Cory Monteith Dead Of Apparent Overdose In Vancouver [Breaking, Confirmed]

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Glee star Cory Monteith has died, several news sources are reporting, but an official announcement has not been made. (Update: Official confirmation has been made by Vancouver Police, livestream below.)

Late night Twitter reports suggesting Cory Monteith has died in a Vancouver hotel room of an apparent drug overdose have circulated on several usually credible feeds, suggesting the news is not part of a Twitter death hoax.

Some confusion about the report has surfaced on Twitter, with an earlier Cory Monteith “death hoax” and conflicting reports due to lack of official confirmation posted.

However, the “death hoax” post points to a rumor from July 13, and it isn’t clear whether the Canadian news channel reporting the actor’s death is working from different information.

Monteith had been in rehab recently, and was sighted in June after leaving the program.

Update, 1:28 AM EST: The Hollywood Reporter confirms Cory Monteith’s death, tweeting:

Global News BC adds:

Sources have told Global BC that the person is Cory Monteith, the 31-year-old Calgary-born actor best known for his starring role on the TV show Glee. He apparently was found in the Fairmont Pacific Rim early.

Vancouver Police confirm Monteith was found dead at the Vancouver Pacific Rim Hotel, reporting that the actor had checked in on July 6, and that his key card activity had been investigated after his death.

Authorities indicate that the star had been confirmed to have had visitors and guests during his stay, but there was no indication foul play was involved in Monteith’s passing. Further, they say that the actor had been dead for “several hours” before he was found.

Fellow Glee star Mark Salling tweeted:

Late Saturday, Glee producers, Fox and 20th Century Fox Television released a statement, saying:

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. 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.”

Reports that Cory Monteith’s cause of death was drug related have not been confirmed. (Update: Police say Cory Monteith’s cause of death was not immediately apparent, and the source of rumors of an overdose was not immediately clear.) Monteith was 31.

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129 Responses to “Cory Monteith Dead Of Apparent Overdose In Vancouver [Breaking, Confirmed]”

  1. Marion Ambler

    It's very sad and it is true, the police in Vancouver are right now holding a press conference with this news.

  2. Raymond Dawood

    I have absolutely no sympathy for anyone that dies from a drug overdose. Should have made better choices with your life.

  3. Rebecca Scott

    You know, it must be really fucking nice having a life that's so black and white. Nice and easy.
    If you don't have sympathy, at least have some fucking respect for the passed and keep your opinion to yourself.

  4. Chase M. Hawes

    He was going to rehab, asshole. So sorry he couldn't live up to your ideals of good decision-making. Isn't that the saddest thing when people know they have a problem and are trying to fix it but end up losing the fight anyway? You're such an inconsiderate person for saying this. Think of how devastated his fiance, mother, and the rest of his family feels?

  5. Raymond Dawood

    Did you just ask me to respect a fucking drug addict? LMAO. He is a lowlife.

  6. Said Mekki

    Clay Swanson He had fame and money, and was actually accepted in society, and also, to Rebecca Scott, we can put our opinions whenever we fucking want to.

  7. Said Mekki

    Clay Swanson He had fame and money, and was actually accepted in society, and also, to Rebecca Scott, we can put our opinions whenever we fucking want to.

  8. Chelsee Bassham

    It pathetic that you're calling him a low life. You're an ass. Have some RESPECT

  9. Alex Ladi

    How do you overdose on drugs? I NEVER have enough to go round. Share your drugs and avoid an Overdose.

  10. Zachary Hogna

    Raymond Dawood hopefully when you grow up you'll realise that it's a lot more complicated than 'this guy is an addict therefore he's a bad person'

  11. Zachary Hogna

    Raymond Dawood hopefully when you grow up you'll realise that it's a lot more complicated than 'this guy is an addict therefore he's a bad person'

  12. Zachary Hogna

    Raymond Dawood hopefully when you grow up you'll realise that it's a lot more complicated than 'this guy is an addict therefore he's a bad person'

  13. Mark Vargas

    i agree with Raymond. How can you sympathize for someone that died of a drug overdose? it was his choice to do the drug. if he really wanted to he wouldn't have done it. yes easier said than done but you know what? he knew what he was doing and suffered the consequences.

  14. Roxie KaBoom Gray

    It's amazing to me that people like you can pass judgement in such a way that implies that you don't have any flaws or vices whatsoever.

  15. Roxie KaBoom Gray

    It's amazing to me that people like you can pass judgement in such a way that implies that you don't have any flaws or vices whatsoever.

  16. Tiffany Venturelli

    not all drug addicts are low lifes. you really need to evaluate your outlooks on drug users. just because someone uses drugs doesn't make them a bad person. there are plenty of fucked up people in this world wo are sober. so please keep your holier-than-thou thoughts and comments to yourself.

  17. Cynthia Ann Borders

    I'm heartbroken. I feel so sad that drugs had such control over him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family,close friends, and fans. How awful =(

  18. Blake Nawa'a

    YOUR ARTICLE'S LAST LINE READS, "Reports that Cory Monteith’s cause of death was drug related have not been confirmed. (Update: Police say Cory Monteith’s cause of death was not immediately apparent, and the source of rumors of an overdose was not immediately clear.)".

    In the name of good journalism and respect for the recently deceased, you should change your article's headline immediately and not feed unconfirmed and damaging rumors until they become facts.

  19. Cynthia Ann Borders

    I think that you don't have a very good understanding of addiction…it's not some sort of "choice" when you're addicted. But, everyone is entitled to their opinion, no matter how messed up it is.

  20. Misty Lee Morrow

    Raymond….drugs are everywhere and very addictive sometimes people take drugs to hide alot of things in their life thats a escape from hurt,i feel sorry for every drug abuser auser because something has turned them to use,everyone has tried some sort of drug and depends on your life situation some people have it and has no affect some people take it and their hurt and pain from something thats happened has gone for that peripd of being on that dr ug its a escape…maybe people like you dnt have a fucking heart you may have had a u bute life where ya mummy wrapped you up in cotton wool but some werent so lucky would you be saying this comment if your child had a drug addictive thelrough a situation they couldnt deal with noooooo…it is sad that we have to live a life thats full of the shit

  21. Raymond Dawood

    If he fought for something he believed in, I would have respect for him. If he died as a soldier in war, I would have respect for him. Heck, if he even died due to a burglary gone wrong I would have some respect. But the man sat in his hotel room and died because he just had to get high. Are you seriously asking me to respect him as I respect people who fight for this country or people who die in the line of work trying to save other people? Just because he is an actor and has money does not mean he is not a lowlife. Cynthia, it was his choice to get high the first time, to take that first drug, and thus, it was his choice that he got addicted to it.

  22. Tina Johnson

    what was his drug of choice? anyone know? u see? never judge a book by its cover.. u never know what demons a person is battling.. u shouldnt judge ppl unless u have the ability to walk on water.. jus sayin

  23. Justin Scharr

    Wow Raymond. Apparently you've never heard of mental illness or the disease of addiction. Maybe you should do
    some reading before making such insensitive, callous, ignorant remarks. And god forbid you ever make a bad decision.

  24. Andrew Lawrence

    It's sad that he died, no matter how. It's ridiculous that you would have no sympathy…. I didnt even know about him, but now that he's dead, i feel terrible. Now His pour family and friends have to deal situ His passing

  25. Carl Angelo Celebria

    Around the time of a celebrity death, people hungry for good-guy points swarm to the corpse, dropping platitudes.
    I'm not saying its wrong to publicly grieve for celebrities under any circumstances or in any way but I don't know. I know fake shitty sympathy when I see it.

  26. Dave Pollard

    Drug addiction , alcoholism, obesity. All diseases. Get off your high horses douche bags!

  27. Susan See

    You should have made a better choice than sitting in front of a computer hurting his family and friends with your heartless words .

  28. Elizabeth Childers

    Oh man! Why did he have to die? That really suck he was such a great actor to.. I feel really bad for his cast mates to.. Sure will miss him on glee… Glee won't be the same..

  29. Amir Hamzah

    herd mentality at its best. if it was another regular joe drug addict who died, these same pretentious people won't even bat an eyelash.

  30. Steve Armstrong

    It's the Inquisitr for Cripes sake! What do you expect? This isn't journalism!

  31. Sharon Thacker Tobby

    Is it sad that I am already thinking of how they will tie it into glee…? I love finchel(Finn/Rachel)! I wanted them to get married and have babies, this will impact that show indefinitely! I pray his family will cope with this loss, I'm also praying it is a dream!

  32. Amber Skiff

    Raymond shut the fuck up. A person is dead, his parents will have to bury their child and people who were close to and love him are mourning. He was seeking help and trying to improve himself. Fuck your judgemental attitude, it must be pretty nice up there on your high horse. Addiction is a serious illness that many people are never able to even recognize they need help with. You clearly do not understand addiction, I nearly lost a relative to alcoholism and your implication that the loss of life is not a tragedy disgusts me. So if my stepdad had killed himself in a drunken stupor like he tried to his death would be meaningless? Would it would negate me and my family's mourning, how fucking dare you. Would you tell me he brought it on hemself for picking up a bottle? You need to do some research on addiction before you spout judgemental bullshit. People go through all kinds of struggles and you have no right to pass judgment on them. Some people actually have had difficult lives and make bad ch oices, that shouldn't condemn them, especially when they try to make things right. And, you'd have more sympathy for someone damaging and intruding on other peoples lives than someone struggling with addiction, which is a fucking mental illness? That disgusts me beyond belief and I honestly thought you were better than that.

  33. Amber Skiff

    Raymond shut the fuck up. A person is dead, his parents will have to bury their child and people who were close to and love him are mourning. He was seeking help and trying to improve himself. Fuck your judgemental attitude, it must be pretty nice up there on your high horse. Addiction is a serious illness that many people are never able to even recognize they need help with. You clearly do not understand addiction, I nearly lost a relative to alcoholism and your implication that the loss of life is not a tragedy disgusts me. So if my stepdad had killed himself in a drunken stupor like he tried to his death would be meaningless? Would it would negate me and my family's mourning, how fucking dare you. Would you tell me he brought it on hemself for picking up a bottle? You need to do some research on addiction before you spout judgemental bullshit. People go through all kinds of struggles and you have no right to pass judgment on them. Some people actually have had difficult lives and make bad ch oices, that shouldn't condemn them, especially when they try to make things right. And, you'd have more sympathy for someone damaging and intruding on other peoples lives than someone struggling with addiction, which is a fucking mental illness? That disgusts me beyond belief and I honestly thought you were better than that.

  34. Keith See Thoo

    Respect and sympathy are two different entities that people should learn to distinguish. I watch Glee and I have great respect for Cory and his talent. But that does not necessarily mean that I'll sympathize with him under such circumstance.

    It was his choice to do drugs regardless of us being able to fully comprehend the severity of his addiction. So before making comments based on emotions. Get your heads out of your asses and use some common sense. Everybody is going to have a different opinion, so learn to deal with it.

  35. Sharyn Maria

    Until you've walked in someone else's shoes DO NOT JUDGE !!

  36. Krystal Nicole Sutton

    Ray – it saddens me to know that you have no sympathy for a person that lost their life. Regardless of how the person did it, a person died. If you had read more reports, the cause for his dead is unknown at the current moment. People can speculate all they want about how they died, but the case of the matter is he is dead and until an autopsy has been done the cause can not be completely said. Furthermore, by saying you have no sympathy means you do not care that someone has lost their life. What about those that overdose at the hand of their medical providers? Should they have made "better choices" by going to a different doctor? Also, what about all those family and friends that lost a loved one? I know I have lost people to an overdose to an addiction but let's look at what can be an addiction: caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or narcotics. However, you should make better choices about what you post online. You never know who you will offend or hurt by comments. I am not saying "ohh let's go get wasted and screw life!" But I am saying, not everyone can stop what they start and not everyone wants to. It is not for you to judge. Let's not look at how he died until it is confirmed but look at the fact he did die and mourn a lost life.

  37. Dan Gallagher

    You know nothing about the nature of addiction Raymond. Do not speak on things you are ill educated in. If I have a video game question then I'll take your opinion. Otherwise, nobody gives a fuck about what you think. Just postin somethin to rile people up and get attention. get a life douchbag

  38. Evan Isais

    everyone is free to make their own choices and express their opinions, everybody dies, that means I should be walking around feeling miserable because millions of people die every day? bitch, he was just another human being in this world.

  39. Anonymous

    How very sad….Hollywood and the hangers on do their best to take these young stars down a frightening, winding road. Too bad he did not make it through to find the better parts of himself…my thoughts go out to Lea Michele; just remember…YOU could not have saved him; THAT power was his and his alone to say NO to…it was his time! RIP Cory; it will be better on the other side!

  40. Francis Yu

    I have no respect for somebody who's quick to judge without knowing somebody's full and present situation. That's somebody's child, lover, and friend, and your lack of sympathy for your judgmental reasons only further prove how heartless and self-righteous you are.

  41. Rosary Hale

    So he is just another dead junkie. News worthy why? Oh…yeah, he is a junkie with money, unlike those that reside in Vancouver's DTES. Why is this even news? D-list actor, OD's on some of Vancity's finest. He will be missed at Carnegie Pharmacy. +sarcasm + His death isn't tragic, what is tragic is that you will mourn and wail and tear your heart out, and in the blink of an eye spit on the hooker working her trade for a 10 piece, something to blot out the crushing pain of poverty. He was no River Phoenix or Heath Ledger, they actually were a loss and still are. This asshole…who gives a f!@k? He had money, and access to the best rehabilitation facilities money could buy. He f**cked his own life up, and the rest of the world needs to stand on ceremony.

  42. Rosary Hale

    Looks like Cory got here just in time for our Bi-annual bout of bad, bad dope. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

  43. Rosary Hale

    Rebecca Scott You're a fucking idiot. Junkies don't respect themselves, or those they are with. I've got no sympathy for a junkie f*&ck with money. NONE.

  44. Rosary Hale

    Michele Bernardes Go watch your shitty TV show and mourn the talentless junkie while the rest of the world carries on not giving a f**k.

  45. Rosary Hale

    Here in Vancity we like to introduce drugs to the community every so often, that are so pure, or in most cases adulterated that you don't stand a chance. Nice to see we are going worldwide, and not just local with it. Probably Methadone in his down, or my favorite…Insulin. He would have been foaming and flopping all over his hotel room. What a mess he left behind, have a little respect and go die in an alley, at least. Do you have any idea how much it costs to get dead junkie out of carpet?

  46. Francesca StaAna Nicasio

    "Apparent overdose"? That hasn't been confirmed yet; his autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Shame on you, The Inquisitr for adding that to your headline in a cheap tactic to generate clicks/page views.

  47. Francesca StaAna Nicasio

    My thoughts exactly! "Apparent overdose"? That hasn't been confirmed yet; his autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Shame on you, The Inquisitr for adding that to your headline as a cheap tactic to generate clicks/page views.

  48. Rosemary Richards

    who gives a crap except his family. he sure in the heck wouldn't care if anyone of us died. people grow up.

  49. Matthew MacKay

    Raymond, you obviously have no idea what mental illness is and the devastating effects it can have on one's life. Your lack of sympathy is shameful, and God forbid you have a child, family member, or friend that suffers mental illness that results in addiction. Your callous disregard for human life could only come from, as you said, a "low-life". Everyone who knew Cory can attest that he was a beautiful, kind soul; yet troubled and tormented by the disease of addiction. Your apathy toward his death is despicable and heartless.

  50. Matthew MacKay

    What's even more interesting Raymond is how you like Michael Jackson & Eminem's music. Two other "low-lifes" with drug problems. But you can appreciate their talent (in this case, their music), but have absolutely no remorse for their battles with addiction. #ironic

  51. Ariana Quaintance

    Drug addiction is not a choice. The brain and body become so dependant on drugs that the users conscious decisions hardly matter.

  52. John InBurrito

    Raymond Dawood will die from overconsumption of semen in a hotel room. It will not make the headlines.

  53. Lissette Videl Avila

    One. A full autopsy has yet to be done. Second that "low life" was introduced to drugs so so young 14 I believe he openly admitted to it.he was open that it is a struggle. He knew it was a bad choice back then but lethal drugs are addictive. There are people who smoke cigarettes and when they try to quit it is a struggle what do you think a stronger drug would do? You're ignorant if you think a bad habit makes a whole person. He was trying to get his second chance. Or maybe you're just selfish and want attention for being an jerk. Attention whore.

  54. Janeen Rutledge Jackewicz

    Those that would condemn have obviously missed something in the humanity department. Speaking as a nurse, drug addiction is an illness, and until you have walked in someone else's shoes, do not judge. That is for god to do. Intrinsically good people can become drug addicts, and it does run in families and may very well have a bioligical component. There is a reason it has been classified as an illness. Do you judge diabetics? Have compassion for those who for whatever reason are so unhappy they have to escape reality.

  55. Zenadia Macroura

    Raymond Dawood, Gian Veluz, and everyone who likes your posts…I choose to feel compassion toward you for your utterly disgusting viewpoint. I feel more compassion for anyone who tries to love you and all who cross your path because apparently you have none. Addiction is a synonymous with suffering. There is enough of that in this world without your harsh words. PEOPLE NEED LOVE NOT JUDGEMENT! (Maybe this post is hypocritical, but at the chance someone could open their mind…I'll go for it).

  56. Pascal de Jongh

    And the world will surely weep when it's short another cold cunt like yourself.

  57. Anonymous

    Don't get all worked up over this douchebag's comment, people. He's not worth the wasted emotion.

    He's been brainwashed by the Criminology program at his university, and his biggest accomplishment in life is beating the boss in a Pokemon video game.

    He apparently stays up all night playing Disney games (undoubtedly competing online against numerous druggies; who else, except for total losers, actually plays those games?) and consuming copious amounts of Mountain Dew and McDonalds (yes, while listening to Eminem.)

    Ladies, if you aren't sold on this stud just yet, please be aware that he loves to fall asleep while cuddling (most likely with a nearly-empty 2-liter bottle of soda.)

    Anyway, it's no surprise that a Crimial Justice major who lives in Arizona has no concept of compassion, is it?

    Here are a few tidbits from his profile:

    Battle of the Dollar Menu – Game 1 of Round 2. What’s your pick?
    McChicken

    Flashback Friday: What gaming device were you using when you played Pokémon for the first time?
    Nintendo Game Boy Color

    Which starter Pokémon from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y do you like most?
    Chespin

    Which of the two Legendary Pokémon from Pokémon X and Pokémon Y is your favorite?
    Xerneas

    Pokémon of the Day: Who is your favorite from the 2nd generation starters? Pick your favorite! Choose wisely?
    Totodile

    Pokémon of the Day: Which eeveelution is your favorite between Generation 2 and 4? Pick your favorite and it will be a crashmo. Choose Wisely!
    Leafeon

    Weekly Poll! How far are you in Find Mii?
    Beat Find Mii twice!

    It's about time we had a proper name for Teen Wolf fans, right? What do YOU prefer to be called?
    Dylan's Butt

    It's Friday! WOOT! What are you playing this weekend? Here are a few suggestions.
    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

    What system do you plan to play Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two on?!
    PS3

    Weekly Poll! Which Nintendo-published 3DS game are you looking forward to most in the coming months?
    Paper Mario: Sticker Star

    I am cleaning up my Facebook Friends List… Please let me know if u would like to stay…
    YES

    How do you sauce up Spicy Chicken McBites?
    Buffalo

    SPAZ Smash Poll #6: Most wanted Pokémon franchise newcomer or Melee veteran?
    Deoxys

    SPAZ Smash Poll #5: Most wanted Kirby or Kid Icarus franchise newcomer?
    Hades

    SPAZ Smash Poll #4: Most wanted Metroid, Star Fox, or F-ZERO franchise newcomer?
    Black Shadow

    SPAZ Smash Poll #3: Most wanted The Legend of Zelda franchise newcomer or Melee veteran?
    Tingle

    SPAZ Smash Poll #2: Most wanted Donkey Kong, Yoshi, or Wario franchise newcomer?
    Kamek

  58. Lisa Marie Henness

    At first it might be a choice to do drugs, but once you become an an addict the choice is no longer yours. Please go educate yourself before you pass judgement this way you don't have to keep looking like an ass.

  59. Lisa Marie Henness

    Mark Vargas – At first it might be a choice to do drugs, but once you become an an addict the choice is no longer yours. Please go educate yourself before you pass judgement this way you don't have to keep looking like an ass. There is so much research on addiction, so again please go educate yourself.

  60. Lauren Henry-Drouin

    unless u know what it to be addicted to drugs it not just choices its a disease until u have walked in their shoes u have no clue and god is the only judge about life choices cause im sure you narrow minded son of a bitches aint perfect saint either

  61. Marlana Hobden

    Raymond Dawood Wow! Well with your attitude, when a loved one of yours dies, I will have NO sympathy for you. There is a big difference between this guy, and others. He was open about his struggles. Revealed them on his own. Its not like some paparazzi discovered his dirty little secret. He went to rehab just 3 months ago trying to receive help for this beast he's been battling since he was a teenager. I can see if Lindsay Lohan died, people being less sympathetic for her since she never takes anything seriously. But this is a guy who knew he had a problem, and was always trying to fight it. Dude, this is a HUMAN BEING. I don't know if you know what that is, since you seem to lack a soul. The saying goes "treat others as you wish to be treated". So I guess, since you've decided to be so heartless with your comment, the next time a loved one of yours dies and you express sorrow, you wont mind if someone "tells you to quit whining, no one cares". I have no respect for you, you giant douchebag of a boy!

  62. Marlana Hobden

    Wow! This Raymond guy is an @$$hat! But he's probably make excuses and some sort of exceptions for them if pressed….