Hollywood has been shaken by the sudden passing of Cory Monteith - the actor who starred as Finn Hudson on the popular show "Glee." Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel on Saturday, with the news coming out that night. He was 31. Since, Monteith's friends and peers have flooded social media with an outpouring of grief.
Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Zooey Deschanel, Kaley Cuoco, Demi Lovato, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris and Julianna Hough are among the stars who have tweeted their shock and expressed condolences to his family. According to the "Hollywood Reporter," Monteith's co-star Mark Salling simply tweeted the word "no" moments after hearing, which was instantly retweeted over 12,000.
going through a million memories and emotions today. ill love you always Brother Cory.— Mark Salling (@MarkSalling) July 14, 2013
Speechless. And for the worst reason.— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 14, 2013
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— Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 14, 2013
Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels... Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2013
This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.— zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 14, 2013
#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can't speak.— Kaley Cuoco (@KaleyCuoco) July 14, 2013
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 14, 2013
How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) July 14, 2013
Monteith was one of the breakout stars of "Glee" in 2009, which he starred in alongside his on and off screen girlfriend Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch. The world first took notice of him as Finn, the wholesome high school football jock whose season one performances like "Don't Stop Believin'," "Jessie's Girl" and "I'll Stand By You" helped to make the Fox musical comedy a hit. He won a Teen Choice Award in 2011, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award as a part the show's ensemble cast in 2010.
The Calgary, Canada native had been open about his trouble with drug and alcohol abuse as a teenager, and entered rehab for the first time at age 19. He had sought treatment again back in April.
An autopsy to determine the cause of death has been scheduled for Monday, but police say no foul play is suspected.
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