Transcript for 'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dead at 31
Foreigners. Good evening. Shortly after noon today thank -- police received a call from the BC ambulance service regarding a sudden death. In a room 121 floor of the Fairmont Pacific rim hotel. At 1038 Canada place in downtown Vancouver. These attended the room within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly -- Cornerstone did attend the scene. The disease has been identified as 31 year old actor Corey Montes who achieved great -- on the popular TV series lead. Before any further information. On the behalf of the banker please I want to -- on our condolences to the family. Friends. Cast mates and millions of fans of mr. Montes. It was a case in countless homes I -- -- regularly with my daughters and I know there will be shock and sadness. In many households with the news this tragic death. Mr. Montes checked into the hotel on July 6 and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with mister -- -- -- rumor earlier last night in the video and -- entries show and returning newsroom. By himself in the early morning hours and he believed we believe he was alone when he died. When he missed his checkout time staff went to the room at -- found his body. We know there will be considerable interest in this case and we had detectives assigned to the -- who attended with our forensic identification unit. To examine the scene. To ensure to the extent possible -- there are no unanswered questions. Hotel video has been secured as well as -- access records and our investigators have spoken with hotel staff. Who are providing most in cooperation. The -- will be determining next steps with respect to establishing cause of death. All indications are so there was no follow plan. The BC coroner's service is investigating send death according -- Mr. -- was found -- in his room at approximately noon today. Cause of death was not apparent on initial examination. Further examination and tests take place to determine cause of death. Exact nature of those. Examinations will depend on investigators' findings. Within the next day or two as information is gathered from her medical records and discussions -- -- take place. The death of a young person is -- tragedy for their family friends community. A sudden death is more shocking and our hearts go out to their family and friends yeah. We're mourning the loss of this young man. As information is available we will be -- over the next few days. At this point we do -- I have a great information as to cause death. Except to reiterate as he's chief of hearts and there is no indications of foul play. Harvard. This. Well we wouldn't discuss anything that we might have found in the room -- this time. We only notified -- founding members about an hour ago so we haven't been able to -- those conversations with them. What we can say is that there was no the cause of death wasn't immediately apparent hand there were no signs of foul play. You movies. -- -- I don't have that information. We have spoken to some of the people that he was went. -- -- -- -- -- He checked into the hotel on July 6. Do you know why. And wellness. No I don't know. He -- that particular hotel other than he is from British Columbia originally. So he's not hung parliament in his first. Xperia play. Well we'll know what -- years. No -- to confirm there was no cause of death apparent -- initial examination. What we will do now is gather information from family. Medical records. Speak to associates and then with that information make some determinations. About the -- -- what happened within the next couple of days and and they -- those decisions are -- examinations will take place. Then we'll have some result that we can -- -- where. He was found. Not specifically -- The difficulties at this point of course as didn't -- -- hard mentioned. Family have only just become aware. We wanted to ensure that we provided formal statement. If there was any speculation they can be crowned. Sadly this young man is deceased but we don't want to provide a lot of detail because as we -- family had just been informed. And obviously they will be reeling from the news. He had been deceased for several hours when discovered. Questions about the -- of the process in terms of how you handle a case like this it's obviously fairly high profile -- continue to happen having a news conference on Saturday night so. Some of the police perspective. How do you approach a case like this fall from Beth king and also from getting reasonable public. Will -- When -- investigate a sudden -- we conduct a thorough investigation in consultation with the coroner's office and we do that in every case obviously in. With a celebrity like mister -- there's going to be an extraordinary level of interest that wouldn't be present in order routine sudden death. Those are always important to their loved ones. With mr. -- is so obviously it will be of interest anymore. Than just family members of the industrial processes the salmon I'm. -- speak for my friend the coroner but I think that you tell you is that their process is the same as well what's different. Is that we want to get accurate information -- to you in the media. And two others that are interest and because we know that there will be a great deal of speculation. And probably some inaccurate information so we wanted to provide accurate information as soon as we could.
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