Hollywood pays tribute to Cory Monteith


Singers Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato are among the dozens of stars to pay tribute to the late Cory Monteith (31).

The Glee star, who voluntarily checked into rehab for a month to battle drug addiction and was released in April, was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.

Rihanna (25) wrote on Twitter, "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!"

Taylor (23) tweeted, "Speechless. And for the worst reason."

Demi Lovato, who’s also been to rehab in the past to battle depression, wrote, "#RIPCoryMonteith . . . So unbelievably tragic."

She added that her prayers are with Cory's co-star and girlfriend of a year, Lea Michele (26).

Actresses Kaley Cuoco and Olivia Munn, and Kim Kardashian also expressed their sorrow after hearing the news.

The executive producers of Glee released a joint statement to, saying, "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

His co-stars Dot Marie Jones and Damian McGinty said they’re both devastated by the Canadian actor's death.

According to police, Cory, who checked into the hotel on 6 July, was out with friends in the city on Friday night and returned to his 21st-floor room in the early morning hours alone. It was also said he’d been dead for several hours by the time his body was discovered by staff at the hotel, who went to his room after he missed his checkout time.

-Bang Showbiz

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