Glee star Cory Monteith dies, aged 31

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Glee star Cory Monteith has died aged 31, reports have confirmed.

Cory Monteith was dating Glee co-star Lea Michele. Copyright [Wenn]It is believed that the actor, who played the role of Finn Hudson in the hit show, was found in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.

Whilst BBC News have reported coroner Lisa Lapointe saying: "We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death", foul play has been ruled out.

Doug Lepard,Vancouver's Deputy Police Chief said that Monteith's body was found after he failed to check out of the hotel he was staying in.

Glee Star Cory Monteith Dies, Aged 31Glee Star Cory Monteith Dies, Aged 31

Cory Monteith has sadly passed away aged 31 (WENN)

According to E! News, the actor, who was dating fellow Glee co-star Lea Michele, was not staying with her.

Glee executives said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room. Copyright [Wenn]In the aftermath of the devastating news, Monteith's Glee co-star Mark Salling who plays Puck, tweeted the word: "no". Expressing her grief on the social networking site, actress Dot Marie Jones posted:

"I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER. I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HID FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL!"

Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Kim Kardashian also took to Twitter to post: "Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling."

Issuing a statement, The Hollywood Reporter reported the actor's family saying: "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Monteith's family and friends at this very difficult time.

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