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'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Found Dead - NBC

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Vancouver B.C. (NBC) - Cory Monteith, the actor who found great fame in the hit series "Glee," was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, police said late Saturday.

Monteith, 31, was found shortly after noon at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver, said Doug LePard, acting chief of Vancouver police.

LePard said Monteith checked into the room July 6 and was due to check out Saturday. When he missed his checkout time, staff went to the room and found his body.

LePard said that police believe Monteith had been with other people in his room on Friday night but that video and key fob entries showed he returned to his room alone early Saturday.

Police did not indicate a cause of death, but LaPard did say that according to all indications, there was no foul play. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday. LePard said family members had been notified.

Adam Shankman, who directed several episodes of "Glee," had spoken to the Monteith Saturday morning.

"I had several interactions with him yesterday where he said to me that he was feeling amazing, and he even said, 'I'm feeling fantastic again,'" Shankman told CNN. "So, like everybody else I am devastated and confused by what happened."

Word of Monteith's death spread quickly though social media; his co-star Dot Marie Jones (better known as coach Shannon Beiste to "Glee" fans) tweeted a sentiment that was echoed by many. "I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only one hell of a friend he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever."

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