Cory Monteith, Glee star extraordinaire, died on Saturday morning. He was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, after he missed the scheduled checkout time. At this point in time, the police do not believe that there was any indication of foul play. They are questioning the people who were last seen with him. However the police believe that he was alone at the time of his death. Celebrities and the public alike, are in shock. Cory seemed to be in high spirits and “the picture of health.” He did struggle with a substance abuse problem, but he went to rehab for that, and after that he seemed to be able to control the problem. He was also the long term partner of Lea Michelle, his co-star on Glee. Cory Monteith’s death has left Lea Michelle inconsolable. The police said in a statement that the coroner will work to establish the cause of death. However, according to Coroner Lisa Lapointe: “We do not have a great deal of information as to cause of death.”
Apart from his family being robbed of their jovial, energetic, and soft spoken family member, Lea now has to find a way to cope with this loss as well. Her agent has asked everybody to make an effort to respect her privacy. Her representative said: “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea‘s privacy during this devastating time.” Sources are saying that Michelle is inconsolable after hearing the news that her 31-year old long term beau has passed away. Twitter users all over the world wanted to show her love and added #prayforLea to their tweets. This has been trending for more than 12 hours. This might help get Lea through the tough, devastating time that she is facing now that Cory Monteith’s death has left Michelle inconsolable.
Cory has never kept his struggles with substance abuse a secret. He said in an earlier interview that he first went to rehab when he was 19, and that he voluntarily checked back into rehab in April this year. He did ask for privacy when he was there, and during the recovery steps that occurred afterwards. Lea Michelle was his rock during that time. She said in the media that she was really proud of him and: “I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this,” she added at the time,”I am grateful and proud he made this decision.”
He was very serious about tackling his problems, and come out victorious at the other end. He said during an interview, with Parade in 2011, that he had serious problems and that he would take “anything and everything,” he even added that he was: “lucky to be alive.” Therefore it is really sad to see that in the end something has happened and he wasn’t able to come out of it alive. At this point in time the only thing that we can do is show our support in order to help Michelle after Cory Monteith’s death has left Lea inconsolable, and cherish the beautiful legacy he left behind.
By Georgina Pijttersen