"Glee's" Cory Monteith Dead at 31: Celebs React to the News

Monteith checked in July 6 and he was not staying with girlfriend/"Glee" co-star Lea Michele

By Lily Harrison
|  Monday, Jul 15, 2013  |  Updated 8:27 AM EDT
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Hollywood, like the rest of the world, is stunned by the tragic news that "Glee" star Cory Monteith has passed away at the age of 31.

E! News has learned that he was staying at the Fairmont Hotel and missed his check out time, according to Vancouver Police. Just after noon today he was found dead and alone.

According to Deputy Chief Doug LaPard, there are no indications of foul play and they are not discussing what was found in the room.

Monteith checked in July 6 and he was not staying with girlfriend/"Glee" co-star Lea Michele.

Monteith's family has been informed, according to LaPard, and when the actor was found he had been deceased for several hours.

Vancouver PD reports that a video showed Monteith returning to his hotel room by himself in early morning hours. There is no cause of death yet.

Here's what stars are saying about the terribly sad news.

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Mark Salling: "no"

Taylor Swift: "Speechless. And for the worst reason."

Kristin Chenoweth: "RIP CoryMonteith. You will be loved. Always."

Kaley Cuoco: "#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can't speak."

Joel McHale: "Way too soon. A very nice &good guy."

Demi Lovato: "#RIPCoryMonteith... So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.."

Katharine McPhee: "omg. Met this sweet man. RIP."

Holly Marie Combs: "Life is hard. Be nice. For you never know what another could be struggling with or against. You never know. #RipCoryMonteith"

Kat Dennings: "I can't fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace"

Scott Porter: "This news of Cory Monteith's death just shakes me to my very core. So young. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."

Nick Zano: "All of our lives are precious &can be gone in a flash, live better, smarter &show true appreciation for the now. Sad day. #RIPCoryMonteith"

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Chloe Moretz: "I just heard about Cory Monteith.. Rest in peace, everyone close to him and affected by this loss you're in my prayers."

Kylie Jenner: "R.I.P http://t.co/oX7T2zAfvX"

Jaime King: "#CoryMonteith a loss of words. May you rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."

Zendaya Coleman: "so sad...rest in peace Cory"

Dot Marie Jones: "I have no words! My hear tis broken Cory was not only a hell of a friend he was one amazing men that I will hold close to my heart forever"

Kim Kardashian: "Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling"

Adam Shankman: "Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much..."

Marlee Matlin: "Such a tragedy when a young person passes - whether famous or who just happens to be in the wrong place or circumstances."

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Jamie Bell: "Saddened to hear the news on Cory. I hope it isn't true."

Sophia Bush: "I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking... #corymonteith"

Nina Dobrev: "I'm gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. Lets respect their space as they grieve."

Kevin Zegers: "I've never lost a friend this close. This feels like a mistake."

Rumer Willis: "I am truly saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. What a talented and sweet guy. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones."

Teresa Palmer: "God I am so incredibly saddened by the death of Cory Monteith, completely shocked. My prayers goes out to all those who loved him."

Lance Bass: "Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends."

Nash Overstreet: "I can't express how sad &horrible it is to hear about Cory Monteith.One of the best, kindest, guys I've ever met.Pray for him, &his family"

Mario Lopez: "RIP Cory Montieth... Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad...."

 

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