Cory Monteith’s girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele is said to have made an emotional trip to the Vancouver hotel where the actor died of a heroin and alcohol overdose.
Lea Michele, 26, visited the makeshift memorial outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where fans have showed their respects by laying flowers and tributes, RadarOnline reports.
Lea Michele visited the makeshift memorial outside the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel where Cory Monteith’s fans have showed their respects by laying flowers and tributes
Eyewitness Rik Feydick told the website that Lea Michele, who was accompanied by two bodyguards in an SUV, didn’t leave the vehicle but peered through the windows looking “crushed” and hiding behind giant black sunglasses.
Once Lea Michele and her bodyguards realized she had been spotted her driver was said to have abruptly sped off, according to Rik Feydick.
Earlier this week, Lea Michele attended a private cremation service for Cory Monteith, along with his mother.
She had earlier visited the hospital to view Cory Monteith’s body and is said to have played an integral part in making arrangements following his death.
Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday.
An initial autopsy and toxicology report revealed Cory Monteith died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.
Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities paying tribute to Cory Monteith after his tragic death in a Vancouver hotel room at the age of 31 on Saturday.
Selena Gomez, 20, posted a picture of herself and Cory Monteith hugging on the red carpet of the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards.
Selena Gomez is one of the many celebrities paying tribute to Cory Monteith after his tragic death in a Vancouver hotel room
She accompanied the picture with a poignant message, writing: “This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
Selena Gomez was just one of numerous celebrities who took to their Twitter pages to express their shock and grief over the death of Glee star Cory Monteith.
Gwyneth Paltrow, who also appeared in the show, released a moving statement in tribute.
“Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family,” said the actress.
Cory Monteith’s body was found shortly after noon by Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel staff.
According to the Vancouver Sun, there are no indications of foul play, and an autopsy is scheduled for today.
Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel, police say.
Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, who played Finn Hudson in the Fox TV hit, was found dead at the Pacific Rim Hotel in the city centre on Saturday, said police.
The cause of death was not immediately apparent, police say, but foul play has been ruled out.
Cory Monteith, who had been in the musical comedy since its 2009 start, was treated for drug addiction in April, and had a history of substance-abuse.
His body was found by Pacific Rim staff after he missed his check-out time on Saturday, said Vancouver’s Deputy Police Chief Doug Lepard.
Cory Monteith has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel
Cory Monteith had returned to his room at the Pacific Rim alone early on Saturday morning having been out with friends earlier in the evening, said Deputy Police Chief Lepard.
Coroner Lisa Lapointe said: “We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death.”
Cory Monteith had been dating Lea Michele, who played his opposite number Rachel Berry in Glee, which follows a group of American secondary school misfits in their quest for singing contest glory.
Lea Michele loved and supported her long-term boyfriend and was proud he was seeking help, she told People magazine at the time.
Calgary-born Cory Monteith described himself on Twitter as “tall, awkward, Canadian, actor, drummer, person”.
Cory Monteith was treated for drug abuse aged 19 and had been open about his battle against addiction, telling one interviewer he took “anything and everything”.