Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 23 August 2014

Cory Monteith autopsy in progress

Cory Monteith

The body of late Glee actor Cory Monteith is currently being examined by authorities.

The Glee actor was found dead in a Vancouver, Canada hotel room on Saturday.

The star was 31 at the time and it has been speculated he may have died from a drugs overdose.

RumorFix reports that a source from the British Columbia coroner’s office claims the autopsy is being performed now.

Cory, who is from Calgary, had apparently checked into the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver on July 6 and was scheduled to check out on Saturday.

It's reported hotel staff visited his room when he missed the noon exit time and that he appeared to be dead for a few hours when they arrived.

According to Huffington Post Canada authorities have ruled out any foul play related to Cory’s death.

Sergeant Randy Fincham told the website there was nothing to indicate illicit drug use was involved and that this situation is particularly mysterious because there doesn’t seem to be anything “suspicious” surrounding his demise.

Toxicology tests will be taken during Cory’s autopsy and results will be processed in days.

Cory’s passing is being widely mourned throughout Hollywood.

His Glee castmates are particularly suffering from the loss at this time.

Co-star Naya Rivera issued a statement to The Hollywood Reporter expressing her grief.

“The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” she wrote.

“Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory’s family and Lea [Michele] and while we are grateful for everyone’s well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated.”

Girlfriend and Glee castmate Lea Michele has also asked for privacy. The couple were reportedly due to move in together soon.

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