Cory Monteith Dead: Celebs React

The cast of Glee — including Cory Monteith's girlfriend Lea Michele — are in shock today after learning of the death of their co-star.

Lea Michele is mourning the death of her boyfriend and Glee co-star Cory Monteith today after police confirmed he was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room.

"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time," a rep for the 26-year-old actress said in a statement, while a source told HollywoodLife that Michele is "absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable" over the loss of her love.

Monteith's other co-stars expressed their dismay on Twitter quickly as news of the tragedy broke. Mark Salling tweeted a single word — "No" — but later deleted his message.

Other celebrities echoed those sentiments.

Monteith's rep and Vancouver police confirmed the death late last night.

"I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, cast mates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith," acting police chief Doug LePard said Saturday night in a statement to press.

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British Columbia coroner Lisa Lapointe added, "The death of a young person is a tragedy for their family, friends and community. A sudden death is more shocking and our hearts go out to the family and friends who are mourning the loss of this young man."

LePard also said that "we know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our forensic identification unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions."

Monteith, who attended rehab in April, is believed to have been alone in his hotel room at the time of his death. Foul play is not suspected.

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Comments on "Lea Michele & Glee co-stars reel over death of Cory Monteith"

Chloe July 15, 2013 | 11:42 AM

It was two weeks before his wedding pray Cory Monteith

Alyssa Graham July 15, 2013 | 8:24 AM

Finn you were my fav star on glee.I know that I didn't know you but in glee I felt that you were sitting there with me the whole time telling me everything.I pray 4 your family and hope that you are in a better place.We all miss you Love,Alyssa Graham

veronica July 14, 2013 | 9:25 PM

i feel really bad once i heard bout this even if i was not much of a fan of him i still feel really ba no one shuld die young. it's true i also couldn't belie it until i read more it breaks my heart that someone famous and loved should die at that age he couldn't lived alot long and live lif.R.I.P. cory.

Christina July 14, 2013 | 6:18 PM

I am so sorry for this loss. I am continuing to keep Cory's family, Lea, and his friends in my prayers.

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