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Cory Monteith Dead: Vancouver Police Releases Statement

Cory Monteith Dead: Vancouver Police Releases Statement

Cory Monteith died at the age of 31 on Saturday (July 13) and new details of his death are already emerging.

The Glee actor was found dead in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver and now the police in that town have released a statement on the death via acting chief Doug LePard.

“Shortly after noon today, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver,” the statement began.

“Police attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene. The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee,” it continued.

Click inside to read the complete statement on Cory Monteith‘s death…

“Before I give further information, on behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.

Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.

“When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.

“We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.

“Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.

“An autopsy is schduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.”

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  • Camden

    Holy s**t….What? Wha?
    Why?…wha? ..

  • LOL

    Can someone explain to me how he died in the afternoon and they didn’t release a statement till 1 hour ago?? and how come Lea Michele didn’t know?? She was tweeting just 4 hours ago.

  • Missy

    Say it isn’t so! :-( Poor Cory. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and with the cast of Glee who were all so fortunate to know and work with him, especially Lea. RIP Cory, you’ll be truly missed!

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  • Sarah

    my heart is breaking. sending love to his family

  • lovely

    poor baby, that is so sad. I hope they find out what really happened to him, RIP.

  • ShineOnYouCrazyDiamonds

    Is anyone else wonder what kind of demons this guy had. People with substance abuse usually have suffered from some type of pain in there lives. :-( R.I.P.

  • Tom

    On my, so sad and so sudden, RIP Cory

  • Ninja

    Whaaat the….? This was so unexpected. RIP Cory

  • Lawrence

    31 is way to young to die, RIP.

  • Yo

    @LOL: There was probably a lot of official police things that had to be done. They don’t just immediately call the press when a celebrity dies. They have their own codes and regulations that have to be followed. Also the staff of the hotel was probably kept as part of the initial investigation as well and that prevented them from spreading the news.
    They also most likely wanted to contact his family first and let them know and ask them how they wanted to proceed with the statement. Also unless Lea was listed as next of kin or an person of that nature she wouldn’t have been contacted by police right away — so her tweeting meant that she hadn’t found out yet.

  • LOL

    @Yo even so… wouldn’t have someone in his family or close canadian friends informed Lea right away?? considering she’s his girlfriend :S

  • Yo

    @LOL: They probably did after they got confirmation themselves. I also don’t think his friends would have known about it unless they were in the room with him – but all reports say he was alone.
    The police tell the family first and then it is the family that most likely told Lea and Cory’s friends.
    Yes she was his GF but the police can’t just tell girlfriends or other friends these kinds of things unless they are listed as next of kin or in case of emergency person. Girlfriends are not the same as spouses who usually are listed as person to contact. That would be a breach of police protocol. So she found out after his mother probably found out.

  • Nat

    For those asking why they only did the press conference just recently, many hours after his death – it was because his family was only notified shortly before the press conference. You don’t want to do the press conference before you can inform the family.

  • DV8

    WHAT???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM IN COMPLETE SHOCK!!

  • Juliana

    Wait, what?! Just saw the news on my news feed on facebook. I’m no fan, but I’m shocked! Way too young :/

  • B.

    no words…

  • caitie

    @LOL: don’t forget too, depending on where you are, there is time differences. 1pm in Vancouver is 4pm on the East Coast.

  • Tara

    were they still a couple? why was he in vancouver for a week without her when she was on vacation herself? why weren’t they together?

  • Heather

    R.I.P Corey

  • May

    Shocking and sad news. I refuse to believe it!! :/
    Rest in peace, Cory :(

  • EndOfTime

    R.I.P Cory

  • Teri

    Wow! Breaks my heart!!

  • Caryn

    OMG!! What??!! I didn’t watch Glee that much but this is horrible. And so unexpected. Praying for his friends and family. R.I.P Cory

  • OhNo

    @LOL: I read a report stating they only informed his family 1 hour prior to releasing this statement.