It is a sad day in Gleekdom. Saturday the body of actor Cory Monteith was found in his hotel room in Vancouver BC. At this time , there is no cause of death. Monteith was visiting in his native Canada in preparation for his upcoming nuptials to fiance and co star Lea Michele.
Born May 11 1982 in Calgary Alberta as Michael Cory Allen Monteith . Cory considered Canada his home and as any true Canadian loved hockey. Even though Cory has appeared on such shows as “Kyle XY”, “Smallville,” and “Supernatural” , he will forever be endeared as the jock turned crooner on the Fox TV Series , “Glee.” The show had given Cory many blessings including finding the love of his life on screen and off screen . Cory also was the recipient of a Teen Choice Award as well as nominations for People Choice and SAG Awards. Films that Monteith appeared in include “Final Destination 3” “Deck the Halls” and the Canadian indie “Sisters and Brothers.” With the popularity of “Glee” , he also appeared in cartoon form on “The Cleveland Show” and “The Simpsons” Cory truly had a love for music. This was shown in his passion for his drums. He was actually the drummer for the band Bonnie Dune .
Cory had a terrible secret. He had been addicted to drugs since he was thirteen years old. Realizing that the problem had spiraled out of control, Cory entered rehab. Now clean and sober, the two real life Glee love birds met at LAX and began to plan their futures.
Cory was truly a remarkable young man. He loved his fellow Glee family and adored his fans. He will be missed and held in the hearts of Gleeks always. Chitownstarconnections sends love to fellow Gleeks, the family of “Glee” , his loved ones, and especially his lady love , Lea.