On July 13, 2013, at the age of 31, Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver.
He had been scheduled to check out that day, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body.
The Vancouver Police Department stated that the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but foul play was ruled out. Autopsy and toxicological results were released by the BC Coroners Service on July 16, 2013.
In 2009 he was cast as heat-throb Finn Hudson in Glee, which went on to become a smash hit in America and around the world, catapaulting him to stardom.He also played a minor role in Final Destination 3. I can remember ever since about the sixth or seventh grade, I just didn't understand why I had to learn what I was learning.Before becoming an actor, he worked in Victoria, British Columbia, as a Wal-Mart people greeter, car wash, taxicab driver, school bus driver and roofer. For some reason, there was a spirit of rebellion in me." In 2009, Monteith was cast in the Fox series Glee, playing Finn Hudson, the male lead of the glee club and the quarterback of Mc Kinley High School.It was announced that Monteith is at the center of a new untitled workplace comedy, starring and co-producing.He also received his high school diploma in 2011 from an alternative school he attended in Victoria, British Columbia.
He died on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.