Actor Cory Monteith, 31, who captured the hearts of viewers and the affections of co-star Lea Michele while playing the role of Finn Hudson on the FOX hit "Glee," was found dead in a room in Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel on July 13. Though the cause of death is under investigation, Monteith had long-struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. Celebrities flooded Twitter with expressions of shock and sadness after Vancouver police confirmed the talented actor's death, with many offering up extra hugs and love to Michele and the rest of the "Glee" family.
One Direction star Niall Horan (NiallOfficial) tweeted "RIP cory ! Didn't know him personally! Met him on a couple of occasions! Super nice guy! Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends! X"
"Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends." -- Lance Bass (LanceBass)
"The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco (KaleyCuoco) was stunned by the bad news as she wrote " # CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can't speak."
"The Vampire Diaries" star Nina Dobrev (ninadobrev) tweeted "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."
Dobrev's co-star Ian Somerhalder (iansomerhalder) also shared this thoughts, writing " Its truly a sad day-an amazingly talented young man is gone.So sorry to the family,friends&fans of Cory Monteith.Such a good man.Truly."
"I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM ... pic.twitter.com/HW5me8dmLo" -- Adam Shankman (adammshankman)
New mom Kim Kardashian (KimKardashian) shared "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"
"this is devastating....my heart goes out to @CoryMonteith & his loved ones....& cast and crew of #Glee a tragic loss.... #RipCoryMonteith" -- Denise Richards (DENISE_RICHARDS)
Mario Lopez (MarioLopezExtra) wrote "RIP Cory Montieth... Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad.... #TooYoungToDie"
Kristin Chenoweth (KChenoweth) expressed confidence that the actor's legacy would live on, writing "RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always."
Gossip maven Perez Hilton (PerezHilton) tweeted "In tears and in shock. My heart aches for the friends and family and fans worldwide of #CoryMonteith. Just numb right now."
"While I only met him briefly on set, I remember him to be an extremely sweet guy. Tragic. RIP Cory." -- Josh Groban (joshgroban)
Paula Abdul (PaulaAbdul) wrote "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news about Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his family and Lea Michelle."
"Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith." -- "Mistresses" star Alyssa Milano (Alyssa_Milano)
"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)
Adam Lambert (adamlambert) tweeted "My deepest sympathies go out to friends and family of Cory Monteith. Such tragic news."
"So sad to hear about Cory Monteith. My thoughts are with his friends and family and poor, poor Lea. I can't imagine..." -- "The Hills" star Lauren Conrad (LaurenConrad)
Monteith's "Glee" co-star Mark Salling (MarkSalling) tweeted "going through a million memories and emotions today. ill love you always Brother Cory."
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