; May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013) was a Canadian actor and musician, known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.
Following his success in that show, Monteith's film work included the movie Monte Carlo, and a starring role in Sisters & Brothers.
Monteith had a troubled adolescence involving substance abuse from age 13; he left school at age 16.
The following May, the cast went on a second tour with mostly new songs and all-new skits, performing for four weeks in the U. According to Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, Monteith's admission to rehab in March resulted from an emergency intervention on the Paramount lot, in which Murphy and other members of the Glee cast and crew urged Monteith to accompany doctors to the rehab facility, which had been arranged by the show.
Monteith agreed, and was consequently written out of the final two episodes of Glee's fourth season, after being assured that he would still have his job upon his return.
Following those melodic results, we put together a list of rapid-fire superlative-style questions, which required stars Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Ashley Fink, Darren Criss, Heather Morris, Kevin Mc Hale and Harry Shum Jr.
to decide which of their castmates deserved a series of "Most Likely to ..." titles.
After an intervention by family and friends he entered drug rehabilitation at age 19.
In a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, he discussed his history of substance abuse as a teen, and in March 2013, he again sought treatment for addiction.
On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the age of 31, Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver.
He had been scheduled to check out that day following a seven-night stay, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body around noon. Coroners Service on October 2, 2013, confirmed these findings.
The Vancouver Police Department stated that the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but ruled out foul play. It noted that Monteith also had codeine and morphine in his system at the time of his death, and that he was found with drug paraphernalia that included a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, as well as two empty bottles of champagne.