Autopsy planned on Cory Monteith

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Associated Press

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 14 at 7:35 PM

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Canadian authorities say an autopsy is expected to be performed on Monday to determine what caused the death of Cory Monteith (mahn-TEETH').

The actor who played Finn Hudson in the hit TV series "Glee" was found dead Saturday in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Police say there's no indication of foul play.

The 31-year-old actor had a history of addiction and checked himself into a treatment facility just last April.

Lea Michele (LEE'-uh mih-SHEHL'), his "Glee" co-star and real-life girlfriend, told People magazine at the time that she loved and supported him and was proud he was seeking help.

Monteith had openly talked about struggling with addiction since he was a teenager, saying he had a serious problem and took just "anything and everything." He told Parade magazine in 2011 that he was "lucky to be alive."

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056-a-07-(Deputy Chief Constable Doug LePard, Vancouver Police Department, at news conference Saturday)-"of foul play"-Vancouver Deputy Chief Constable Doug LePard says the investigation is ongoing into "Glee" actor Cory Monteith's death. (14 Jul 2013)

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058-a-13-(Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner, British Columbia Coroners Service, at news conference Saturday)-"couple of days"-British Columbia chief coroner Lisa Lapointe says an investigation is underway into the death of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith. (14 Jul 2013)

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061-r-40-(Cory Monteith, actor, singing "Dreaming With a Broken Heart," on "Glee")--Sound of Cory Monteith singing "Dreaming With a Broken Heart," on "Glee." (14 Jul 2013)

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060-r-28-(Excerpt of theme, from "Glee")--This is an excerpt of the theme from "Glee." Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the TV show, has been found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. (14 Jul 2013)

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APPHOTO NYET104: FILE - This Aug. 19, 2012 file photo shows Cory Monteith, left, and Lea Michele at the 2012 Do Something awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Monteith, who shot to fame in the hit TV series "Glee" but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that he once said he was lucky to be alive, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room, police said. He was 31. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File) (19 Aug 2012)

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