although he was not a singer before being cast as Finn, Monteith sang lead or joint lead on a large number of songs on the show.In May 2010, the cast of Glee went on a two-week live tour with stops in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Chicago, and New York City. On July 20, 2013, Ryan Murphy stated in various media outlets that Monteith was set to have a tribute in the third episode of season five, which also dealt with the death of his character, Finn Hudson.In January 2011, he was filmed for the movie Sisters and Brothers with Dustin Milligan, and it was announced that Monteith is at the center of a new untitled workplace comedy, starring and co-producing.Monteith played drums for the Indie rock band "Bonnie Dune" based in Los Angeles.Although Vancouver police said that the cause of death was not immediately apparent, foul play was ruled out. His publicist said, "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate.We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."Cory Allan Michael Monteith (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.Monteith did acting classes with Anthony Meindl; Canadian director Gia Milani's film All The Wrong Reasons stars Monteith as "a big box department store manager whose wife is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder." Milani suggests he was excited to play his own age, in a "heavy role." He filmed his part on weekdays, flying to Los Angeles on weekends to do promotional work for Glee.In 2009, Monteith was cast in the Fox series Glee, he portrayed Finn Hudson.
For his audition tape, he drummed on Tupperware using pencils.
After an intervention by family and friends he entered drug rehabilitation at age 19; in a 2011 interview with Parade magazine, he discussed his history of substance abuse as a teen, and in March 2013, he again sought treatment for addiction.
On July 13, 2013, he died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room.
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Monteith was born in Calgary, but raised in Victoria, British Columbia.