Celebs who died young

These actors, musicians, and public figures passed away before their time

#10 Cory Monteith

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Born: May 11th, 1982

Died: July 13th, 2013

Age at death: 31

Cause of death: Alcohol and heroin overdose

Cory Monteith was scheduled to check out on July 13th, 2013 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and found him dead. The autopsy report revealed that the actor-musician died from “a mixed drug toxicity” consisting of heroin and alcohol, and that his death was accidental.

Monteith was best known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox musical dramedy series Glee. The show’s season 5, episode 3, titled The Quarterback, served as a tribute to the actor and focused on the death of his character. Aside from Glee, Monteith also appeared on the ABC Family series Kyle XY and on the MTV scripted drama Kaya. Monteith appeared posthumously in films All the Wrong Reasons and McCanick, which both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013.