Canadian actor Cory Monteith, best known for his role as Finn Hudson on Fox's Glee, was found dead this morning in his hotel room in Vancouver of an apparent drug overdose.
The Vancouver Police Department confirmed the sad news in a late night press conference.
According to the report, Monteith, 31, was scheduled to check out of his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel today, but failed to do so.
Staff members arrived at his room around noon to find him dead.
He was alone at the time, though police say others were with him earlier that night.
A Forensic Identification Unit dispatched to the scene determined that Monteith had been dead for "several hours."
An autopsy had been scheduled for Monday.
UPDATE: Monteith's Glee cast mates have taken to their Twitter accounts to express their grief for his loss:
no— Mark Salling (@MarkSalling) July 14, 2013
I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER— Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 14, 2013
OMG!! My Cory...— iqbal theba (@iqbaltheba) July 14, 2013
Oh my God. Cory. Man. I can't. Praying for you man. You were a good soul.— Nolan Gerard Funk (@nolanfunk) July 14, 2013
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 14, 2013
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