Cory Monteith, star of hit show 'Glee,' found dead
FILE - In this May 25, 2012 file photo, Canadian actor Cory Monteith looks on while attending a charitable announcement at Project Limelight, a not-for-profit children's theatre program, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver police say Canadian born actor Montieth, star of the hit show "Glee" has been found dead in city hotel. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck, File)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said. He was 31.
Police said Sunday that an autopsy is expected to take place Monday to determine the cause of death. Acting Vancouver Police Chief Doug LePard said late Saturday there was no indication of foul play.
FILE - In this Monday April 12, 2010 file photo, Cory Monteith, a cast member in the television series "Glee," arrives at the "Glee" Spring Premiere Soiree in Los Angeles, Vancouver police say Canadian born actor Montieth, star of the hit show "Glee" has been found dead in city hotel. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
The Canadian-born actor, who played Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series about a high school glee club, was found dead around noon Saturday in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on Vancouver's waterfront, according to police.
Monteith had openly talked about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, saying he had a serious problem and took just "anything and everything." He told Parade magazine in 2011 that he was "lucky to be alive."
Vancouver Police Acting Chief Doug LePard, right, and British Columbia Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe announce the death of Canadian actor Corey Monteith during a news conference in Vancouver, B.C., late Saturday July 13, 2013. Vancouver police say Canadian born actor Montieth, star of the hit show "Glee" has been found dead in city hotel. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)
In April, Monteith checked himself in to a treatment facility for "substance addiction" and asked for privacy as he took steps toward recovery, a representative said at the time. It was not his first time in rehab. He received treatment when he was 19.