Cory Monteith, the handsome young actor who shot to fame in the hit TV series, Fox Network’s Glee, was found dead in his hotel room onSaturday, July 13th 2013. The 31 year old, who played the character Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee (singing) club, was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver’s waterfront at about noon Saturday, according to police records. The Deputy Poilce Chief denied any indication of foul play. He confirmed that Monteith was discovered by the hotel staff after not having reported for check out at the allotted time. The cause of death still lies undetermined. It is however speculated that he may have died if a drug overdose.Monteith’s character, Finn, was one of the most important and loved characters of the show. Finn was the son a single mom and an Iraq war martyr who worried about the ridicule he would face for joining glee club. As Finn, Monteith had become a symbol for American teenagers everywhere. His departure from the show, as a result of his death, is more than heartbreaking. Friends, colleagues and prominent figures of Hollywood remorse the loss of such a fine actor. ” I have no words! My heart is broken,” Dot-Marie Jones, who plays the football coach Shannon Beiste on “Glee,”said in a post on her Twitter account Saturday night. She called Monteith a “hell of a friend” and an “amazing” human being.”What an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man,” tweeted Zooey Deschanel, the lead of “New Girl”Fox and the producers of “Glee”, including 20th Century Fox Television, called him an exceptional performer “and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously.”Monteith was engaged to co-star Lea Michele and was looking forward to their wedding. Rumors of their wedding started to spread like wildfire at the beginning of the year. When the couple could not hold back, Monteith himself declared wedding plans out in the open. Lea Michele is currently devastated by such a huge loss. Our prayers to out to her and the Monteith family.
Author: Diana Lydia Parmar