'Glee' Star Cory Monteith's Life Off-Screen

Clean-cut and upbeat star of "Glee" battled addiction and was recently in rehab.
1:53 | 07/15/13

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Now to the search for answers tonight after the death of actor cory monteith whose open, boyish face was such a part of the tv series "glee." But there was another story behind his eyes and a struggle. Neal karlinsky is in vancouver tonight. ♪ ♪ Reporter: For tweens and teenagers, he was simply "finn." The high school jock who had the courage to join the glee clib. But when 31-year-old cory monteith's body was found saturday, alone in this vancouver hotel, with no signs of foul play, investigators immediately turned their attention to a possible drug overdose. From what witnesses found, he was alone in the room at that time. Here at the hotel there are flowers and notes left by fans. An autopsy won't reveal a cause of death until lab tests can be done. He had always been candid about his troubled past, growing up in canada where he started using drugs at 13, changed schools 16 times before dropping out while battling serious addiction problems. You see this young all american quarterback looking dude on the show and immediately make assumptions. I felt like I had to step in and relate my experience, relate the truth of my life and where i come from. Monteith had checked himself into rehab earlier this year and friends thought he had conquered his demons. He once said he wanted to use his own struggles to help other kids overcome theirs. ♪ Oh, why you look so sad ♪ ♪ tears are in your eyes ♪ neal karlinsky abc news, con vooufr.

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