Glee star's death still a mystery

2013-07-16 07:41
Los Angeles - The cause of Glee actor Cory Monteith's death remained unclear Monday, and authorities in Canada said it could take several days before toxicology test results are in.

Vancouver police Sgt. Randy Fincham said there's nothing to indicate the death was due to illicit drug use.

Monteith, 31, was found dead in his Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, according to police, who have ruled out foul play.

Police said Monteith had been out with people earlier, but video and electronic records from the hotel indicated he returned to his room by himself early Saturday. He was believed to be alone when he died.

Monteith's passing recalls the lives of Heath Ledger, Corey Haim and River Phoenix — actors who battled substance abuse and died in their 20s and 30s. Monteith talked bluntly about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, calling it a serious problem and telling Parade magazine in 2011 he was "lucky to be alive".

Monteith admitted himself to a treatment facility in April for substance addiction and asked for privacy as he took steps toward recovery, a representative said at the time. Lea Michele, Monteith's "Glee" co-star and real-life girlfriend, told People magazine that she loved and supported him and was proud he was seeking help. It was not Monteith's first time in rehab. He also received treatment when he was 19.

Michele was asking that everyone respect her privacy "during this devastating time," said her representative, Molly Kawachi of ID-PR.

Comments

  • Rudolph Stoltz - 2013-07-16 08:09

    the common list of causes with such types. drugs.

      Daardie Wetter - 2013-07-16 08:50

      Such types?

  • Theo Steenekamp - 2013-07-16 09:28

    He couldn't handle the awful music on that show any more

  • Nick Cloete - 2013-07-16 12:20

    Theo, as much as I wasn't a fan of Glee. That is an insensitive useless comment aimed only at hurting others. Got back to you hole you troll.

      Theo Steenekamp - 2013-07-17 12:59

      Insensitive? Millions of kids in Africa die.. and this guy gets a front page story? That's what I call insensitive. The world of today needs to focus on something much more important.

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