Cory Monteith through the years
"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on July 13, 2013, Vancouver police say. Monteith's body was discovered by the luxury, oceanfront hotel's staff who went to his room after the actor missed his check-out time. Monteith played Finn Hudson, a football player-turned-singer, in the popular Fox TV series centered on a high school glee club. He was an avid supporter of Project Limelight, a Vancouver theater program for at-risk youths. The Canadian native was 31.
Cory Monteith, left, plays Finn Hudson, and Darren Criss plays Blaine Anderson in a scene from Fox's "Glee."
Cory Monteith attends the 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit Chrysalis, which helps homeless and low-income people. (June 8, 2013)
Cory Monteith and Gabby Douglas present the award for favorite male athlete at the 26th annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (March 23, 2013)
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele, his "Glee co-star and real-life girlfriend, attend the 2012 Do Something Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. The awards honor "world-changers" who are 25 or younger, the nonprofit DoSomething.org says. (Aug. 19, 2012)
Cory Monteith speaks to the media backstage after the cast of "Glee" won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series at the 16th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (Jan. 23, 2010)
Cory Monteith receives the male TV star award at the 2012 Do Something Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The nonprofit DoSomething.org recognizes youths making an impact on social change. (Aug. 19. 2012)
Cory Monteith arrives at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," a concert documentary of the "Glee Live" summer tour, in Westwood, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2011)
Cory Monteith arrives at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. (Jan. 17, 2010)
Cory Monteith arrives at Fox's Meet The Top 12 American Idol Finalists at Industry in Los Angeles. (March 11, 2010)
Chris Colfer, left, Jane Lynch and Cory Monteith show off the award won by "Glee" at the 2011 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. "Glee" won for Favorite TV Comedy. (Jan 5. 2011)
Cory Monteith arrives at the "Glee" spring premiere soiree at Bar Marmont in Los Angeles. (April 12, 2010)