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Cory Monteith
Full Name

Cory Allan Michael Monteith


May 11, 1982


Actor, singer

Years active


Status with Selena


Cory Allan Michael Monteith (May 11, 1982-July 13, 2013) was a Canadian actor and musician, known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.

As an actor based in British Columbia, Monteith had minor roles on television series before an audition tape of him singing "Can't Fight This Feeling" helped to land him the most significant role of his career, Finn Hudson on Glee. Following his success on Glee, Monteith's film work included the movie Monte Carlo and a starring role in Sisters & Brothers.

Monteith had a troubled adolescence involving substance abuse from age 13; he left school at age 16. After an intervention by family and friends he entered drug rehabilitation at age 19. In a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, he discussed his history of substance abuse as a teen, and in March 2013, he again sought treatment for addiction. On July 13, 2013, he died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room.

He was Selena Gomez's good friend. Both Monteith and Gomez starred in the 2011 film Monte Carlo.

On July 14, 2013, Gomez tweeted her dismay because of Monteith's death, stating, "This hurts. I love you Cory," while posting a picture of themselves hugging tightly.[1]