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Monday, October 07, 2013

Remembering Cory Monteith

The entertainment and fan community lost a great talent on 13 July 2013 when Cory Monteith died at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver. His room had two empty bottles of champagne, used hypodermic needle, and a spoon with drug residue. His body was cremated on July 17 following a private viewing for family and fiancé/co-star, Lea Michelle. Glee will air a tribute episode to his character, Finn, on Thursday.
Audiences who wanted to see Monteith after he had passed had a chance to see his final two films, All The Wrong Reasons and McCanick last month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The talented actor was born in Calgary, Alberta to an interior decorator and military man. His parents divorced when he was seven years old and he started experiencing trouble in school and later drugs before dropping out of school at 16. He eventually completed high school and worked various jobs before becoming a professional actor in Vancouver.
In a candid interview from October 18, 2011, Monteith spoke to George about his struggle with drugs, and about how through sharing his experiences, he hoped to help kids who were going through the same things he did when he was a teenager. 
 Fans will continue to mourn and celebrate the life of Monteith. To see the whole episode, please go here.

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