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"Glee" star Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel

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Culture Desk, Jul 14 (EFE).- Canadian actor Cory Monteith, one of the stars of the popular television series "Glee," was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on the weekend. He was 31.

The police and coroner's office confirmed that the actor had died about two hours prior to being found on Saturday, The Vancouver Sun reported.

Alerted because Monteith has not checked out of the hotel at noon on Saturday as scheduled, hotel personnel went to the actor's room, where they found his body.

The actor, who had starred on "Glee" since it began showing in 2009 and in 2011 won the Teen Choice award for best actor in a comedy, spent a period in rehab at the beginning of this year, The Vancouver Sun said.

Monteith's representative in April told People magazine that the actor had voluntarily entered a center to treat his addiction to drugs and alcohol, for which he had also received treatment when he was 19, the daily said.

Monteith played Finn Hudson on "Glee," a musical comedy that tells the story of not-very-popular students at a high school who decide to join the school chorus headed by Spanish teacher Will Schuester, played by Matthew Morrison.

The series is one of the most successful comedies on U.S. television and has won accolades such as the Screen Actors Guild award for "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series" and two Golden Globes for Best Series in the "musical or comedy" category.

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