RIP Cory Monteith

Television’s Glee star Cory Montieth was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada. The Calgary born & Victoria, BC raised actor / musician, most famous for his role as Finn Hudson was just 31. Cause of death is apparently a drug overdose.

Monteith parents divorced when he was seven, and he and his older brother were raised by their mother in Victoria. Dealing with the intermittent absence of his father, and feeling like an outsider among his peers, he started to display signs of a troubled youth; Monteith – once a promising student, who, at age 5, could read at a fourth-grade level – began delving into drugs and alcohol, which in turn affected his studies and school attendance. He would attend 16 schools before dropping out at te age of 16.  By that time, his drug and alcohol addiction had increased and Monteith turned to petty crimes, such as stealing money from friends and family, in order to fund his addictions. He considers his turning point for the better when his mom and a group of friends staged an intervention, and he was sent to rehab at 19.

Prior to breaking into show business, Monteith worked various jobs, including  Wal-Mart people greeter, taxicab driver, school bus driver, and roofer. He earned his role on Glee after sending his audition tapes of him drumming with some pencils and Tupperware containers and also one of him singing an REO Speedwagon song. Other than Glee he also starred on the MTV series Kaya which lasted 1 season. Although I do not like Glee I’ve seen Cory on his brief appearances in both Sargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis. Among his movie roles as 2005’s Killer Bash, 2010’s Monte Carlo & 2011’s Sisters & Brothers. & Glee: The Concert Movie in 3D.

On March 31, 2013, it was announced that Monteith had voluntarily admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction. He had previously received substance abuse treatment over a decade earlier, when he was nineteen. His treatment was completed on April 26, 2013. However he was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel inVancouver last night, dead due to an overdose.

Cory Allan Michael Monteith (May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013)

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