'Glee' star Cory Monteith has died, Vancouver police confirmed Saturday night.
The police said that Monteith was found dead in his room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel on Saturday afternoon.
The police are saying that foul play is not suspected. Global's John Daly tweeted that the cause of death may be a possible overdose.
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Coroners would not say how the actor died, adding that the cause of death was not immediately obvious. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.
Monteith had been "dead for several hours when he was discovered," said chief coroner Lisa Lapointe at the news conference.
Police say Monteith checked into the luxury hotel on July 6 and was due to check out on Saturday.
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Read the full news release from Vancouver police here:
Shortly after noon today the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
Police attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene.
The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.
Before I give further information, on behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.
Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel on July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.
When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.
We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we had detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.
Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.
The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.
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