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.

Interesting facts about BTS
  • The group name, “BTS” stands for the Korean expression Bangtan Sonyeondan which translates to “Bulletproof Boy Scouts”. Band member J-Hope said that they chose this name because it represents BTS’s desire “to block out stereotypes, criticisms, and expectations that aim on adolescents like bullets.” But that isn’t the only meaning behind the name. In 2017, BTS said, as part of their new brand identity, that their name would also stand for Beyond the Scene” which extended their name to mean “growing youth BTS who is going beyond the realities they are facing, and going forward.”
  • BTS was originally intended to be a hip-hop group, similar to YG Entertainment’s 1TYM. This was because Big Hit Entertainment CEO Bang Si-hyuk met with RM and was very impressed by his rapping talents. However, Bang Si-hyuk changed his mind and decided that today’s youth needed “a hero who can lend them a shoulder to lean on, even without speaking a single word.”
  • BTS has said that all of the following musicians have inspired their music; Post Malone, Eminem, Seo Taiji and Boys, Nas, Kanye West, Drake, Charlie Puth, Danger, and Queen.
  • The band’s first English-language single, “Dynamite”, was released on August 21st. Its video broke the YouTube record for the most viewed music video premiere, grabbing the attention of three million viewers, and it set a new record for the most viewed video on the first day of release. “Dynamite” is also the first music video on YouTube to surpass 100 million views in less than one day.
  • BTS has been often labeled as “easily the biggest and most successful name in K-pop in the world” that can “do things no other name in their genre can.” Time magazine has gone as far as calling them the “Princes of Pop.”