Cory Monteith Dies

GRAMMY-nominated "Glee" star dies at 31
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    Cory Monteith
July 15, 2013 -- 10:09 am PDT

GRAMMY-nominated cast member of the hit TV show "Glee" Cory Monteith died July 13 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 31. A cause of death was not disclosed. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Monteith's first onscreen appearances included minor roles on television series such as "Stargate Atlantis" and "Smallville." An audition tape showing Monteith playing drums landed him a starring role on "Glee" as Finn Hudson, a high school quarterback who joins the school's singing club. He appeared on "Glee" for five seasons, beginning with its debut season in 2009. In 2010 he earned a GRAMMY nomination with the "Glee" cast for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals for their rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin' (Regionals Version)." Aside from his role on "Glee," Monteith appeared in the films Sisters & Brothers and Monte Carlo (2011). According to IMDB, he had several films in post-production at the time of his death, including McCanick and All The Wrong Reasons.

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