Cory Monteith
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Cory Monteith
Cory Allan Monteith is a Canadian actor and musician, best known for his role of Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.
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This Photo Of Lea Michele And Cory Monteith Is Giving Us All The Feels
Huffington Post - about 1 month
On Monday, Lea Michele tweeted a sweet photo of herself and her late boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died in July 2013 of a mixed drug toxicity.  The picture, from 2012, shows Michele and Monteith all cozied up, although the actress didn’t share a caption.   pic.twitter.com/d7rHEDbYR0 — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) January 23, 2017 This isn’t the first time Michele has reminisced about her relationship with Monteith, which began in 2011. In the past, she has posted photos on his birthday, and she recently shared a picture of a tattoo she has of Monteith’s “Glee” character Finn’s football jersey number. And one more.. for my quarterback.. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XxWgO34Egn — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) April 12, 2016 On the third anniversary of his death last summer, she tweeted: I know everyday you're watching over me, and smiling. Love and miss you Cory, everyday, but today a little more..❤️ pic.twitter.com/gyahNm5mmH — Lea Michele (@mslea ...
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Catch up on this week’s news with our Instagram roundup
Yahoo News - 7 months
This week, Instagram posts ranged from tragic to powerful to playful.  The world is reeling from the attacks in Nice, France, and illustrators are creating poignant tributes. Athletes like Serena Williams and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the tennis and soccer worlds, while basketball legends Lebron James and Dwayne Wade and more commanded just as much attention on a different stage. Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon and Lea Michele went back in time to pay tributes, while others took to Instagram to celebrate new milestones.  SEE ALSO: Donald Trump unveils his new campaign logo and the internet can't stop making dick jokes To catch you up on what happened in the world this week, here are 11 notable posts from Instagram: 1. Nice, France  Visual tributes have been pouring in online after a terrorist attack killed at least 84 people in Nice, France, on July 14.The city had been celebrating Bastille Day when a truck plowed through a crowd. Dozens were injured in the attack and President Fr ...
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'Glee' signs off with Cory Monteith tribute
USA Today - almost 2 years
The series wrapped with songs, tears and one VERY big pregnancy.          
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Addiction, Poverty and the Myth of Willpower
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Which one of two ways you talk about addiction is more telling about your life philosophy than it is about addiction itself. On Sunday, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York City apartment. While his fans mourn the loss of a great actor, coverage has turned to the particulars of how he died. The cause of his death was a drug overdose; outlets have graphic reported that he was found with a needle still sticking in his arm. When any high-profile addict dies, the barrage of articles, tweets and TV interviews invariably centers on his or her addiction. It did recently for Cory Monteith, for Whitney Houston and it will for Philip Seymour Hoffman too. And, there will be two threads of discussion. The first will focus on what it means to be an addict. How the disease grips your brain. How the mentally ill or unstable will often self-medicate with drugs and alcohol to lessen or dull their pain. How the science behind addiction is documented. How addiction is considered ...
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Final Cory Monteith song with band to be released Tuesday
Calgary Sun - about 3 years
Cory Monteith's final recordings with his band Bonnie Dune will be released on Tuesday.
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Lea Michele Talks Cory Monteith In Teen Vogue, Says 'He's Watching Everything I'm Doing'
Huffington Post - about 3 years
It's been seven months since Cory Monteith's tragic death and his real-life and on-screen girlfriend Lea Michele is continuing to display unimaginable, admirable strength. Michele graces the March cover of Teen Vogue and in the issue, speaks to her best friend, actor Jonathan Groff, about her lost love. Talking about her favorite song off her upcoming debut album, "Louder," Michele says her favorite song is "100 percent, 'You're Mine.' I listened to it the other day -- it was the one song I had the most emotional reaction to, just because that's my relationship with Cory." The "Glee" star then raves about her late boyfriend and the support he gave her, saying: "He was such a fan, you don't understand. He would be like, 'You're going to be a pop star! What are we going to do? Are we going to, like, go on the road?' He would say, 'This is going to be big!' And I'd be like, 'I don't know.' He heard every song and gave me his notes on everything." When Groff tells her "I feel like the ...
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Justin Bieber and Rob Ford Walk Into a Canadian Bar
Huffington Post - about 3 years
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." - Elie Wiesel Personally, I'm not a big fan of either -- Bieber and Ford that is. Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging them or gossiping about them or condemning them. That's not Canadian. I just don't care about them. Although I don't actually know them personally, everything I've seen and read leads me to simply write these two off. I have no problem doing that. After all, I don't judge, I don't gossip, and I certainly don't condemn. That's just not Canadian. But when I completely lose respect for someone -- BOOM -- they don't exist anymore. We Canadians pride ourselves on not being as easily wound up as our big brother to the South. So maybe it's a Canadian thing -- writing people off. Maybe the pejorative, hipster phrase "whatever" was originally "whatever eh"? You see, Canadians have a long history of national pridelessness. We're content with bronze. (Unless it's hockey!) We don't take ourselves too seriously and we cer ...
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How I Discovered That Authors Never Die
Huffington Post - about 3 years
I was driving home after crossing the multitude of items off my to-do list that required vehicular motion when I saw Books-A-Million near the highway. I could not pass up the opportunity to go in. (Honestly, I really had to use the restroom, but I actually spent well over two hours in the bookstore.) I lusted over the pretty iPhone cases and the surprisingly cool collection of vinyls in the electronics section while reminiscing on the time when Books-A-Million didn't sell vinyls and nobody knew what iPhones were -- why is there an electronic section in a bookstore? -- and then I found myself walking over to the teen section. I always end up in the teen section. Even though some of the literature there is unintentionally satirical (I'm not going to name any names... but Twilight), the teen section has introduced me to novels that have changed my life, such as John Green's Looking for Alaska, Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor and Park and Ned Vizzini's It's Kind of a Funny Story. When I was co ...
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Paul Walker, Cory Moneith & More Honored At 2014 SAG Awards
Hollywood Life - about 3 years
Paul Walker and Cory Monteith were two of many honored at the 2014 SAG Awards on Jan. 18 during the memoriam segment. Cory Monteith and Paul Walker were just two of young actors the world lost in 2013, and were remembered at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Award. It made us really look back at their beautiful lives. Cory Monteith, Paul Walker Remembered At SAG Awards James Avery of Fresh Prince of Bel Air, August Schellenberg of Free Willy and Lee Thompson Young of The Famous Jett Jackson were all honored during the Memoriam segment of the SAG Awards. One of the youngest star to pass this year was Glee‘s Cory Monteith, who they showed closing his locker at McKinley and hugging his on-screen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele in Glee. Cory passed away from heroine at the young age of 31 on July 13 and was found in his Vancouver hotel. His girlfriend Lea recently put out her album Louder, with two songs that are inspired by him. She has also spoken about about being the “luc ...
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Lea Michele Debuts Emotional Music Video for "Cannonball"
US Magazine - about 3 years
Lea Michele's "Cannonball" music video has finally arrived. The 27-year-old singer debuted the Robert Hales-directed clip for her debut single off her Louder album on Thursday, Jan. 9. The emotional piece shows Michele looking lonely and vulnerable while singing passionately in an abandoned mansion. "I was scared to death I was losing my mind/ Break down/ I couldn't close my eyes I was pacing all night," she sings. "I think I found the light out the end of the tunnel/ I couldn't find the truth I was going under." PHOTOS: Lea Michele's romance with Cory Monteith In the beginning of the video, the Glee actress wears an edgy black dress to match her dark mood. By the end, however, Michele changes into a white dress and sings in a room filled with bright lights. "And now I will start living today/ Today, today I close the door," she sings. "I got this new beginning and I will fly/ I'll fly like a cannonball." PHOTOS: Lea Michele's red carpet style The singer told MTV N ...
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Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Invites Original Cast to Return For 100th Episode
US Magazine - about 3 years
Welcome back, McKinley High students! Ryan Murphy revealed via Twitter on Tuesday, Dec. 3, that the entire original cast of Glee has been invited back to take part in quite the special episode. Whether all will be free to show up though, is still unknown! PHOTOS: Glee's best guest stars "ALL The Glee Originals received invites today to be in our 100th episode!" the 48-year-old series creator wrote to his followers. "More to follow." So, who's agreed to come back on? So far, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr. and new mom Heather Morris! The fate of Dianna Agron is still unknown.  "Amber is IN for episode 100! More to follow..." Murphy wrote shortly after the big surprise. "Mark is IN for the 100th! More great news coming...Harry is IN! More to follow..." He added: "Heather is IN for Glee 100th!" PHOTOS: Stars we've lost in 2013 The news may come as a surprise to Gleeks, as it was just two months ago that Agron (who played Quinn Fabray) was left out of the late ...
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Chord Overstreet Asks Sandra Bullock Out on a Date, Says Cory Monteith Was the "Glue" on Glee
US Magazine - about 3 years
Chord Overstreet sets his sights high. Appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Dec. 2, the 24-year-old Glee star revealed his crush on one of the most in-demand A-listers in Hollywood: Oscar winner Sandra Bullock. "I do have a celebrity crush right now," he admitted, after telling DeGeneres he was single and "looking for Mrs. Wonderful." "It's tough with all the, you know, ins and outs of relationships that are always going on, but I would have to say the most current one is Sandra Bullock." PHOTOS: Sandra Bullock's red carpet PDA So does she know how he feels? "I've actually never met her," he confessed. "I saw her. I saw her from a distance at one of these red carpet things, and I was a little...a little bit, like, too scared to talk to her. She was that beautiful." "She is very beautiful and she is very funny," DeGeneres agreed. "She's hilarious." PHOTOS: Sandy's red carpet evolution At 49, she's also 25 years older than Overstreet. But he isn't fazed by t ...
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Why <i>Glee</i> Is the Best Show for Teenagers
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Glee has been my favorite television show since I discovered it two years ago. The wide range of music they cover has fueled my inner theatre nerd -- and, the creepy guy who accompanies the club has inspired me to be a better pop culture pianist. Now, don't get me wrong, I've heard all the "Glee is a terrible show" retorts from some of my friends. "It's unrealistic!" "They ruin my favorite songs!" and, "Why are there so many gay people?" I genuinely believe that two of those retorts are good observations (however, I don't think Lea Michele or any of the Glee cast could ruin a song if they tried). I actually think that these statements are what makes Glee such a great show for teenagers to watch. Here are a few reasons why I love Glee and why I think you could love it, too -- if you don't already. 1. Glee is so clearly not realistic, not true, and not possible. It's literally perfect. Teenagers are simply too easily swayed. Our emotions and hormones are crazy, and we're clearly a few hu ...
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Lea Michele Drives To Dinner With Her Mom In Cory Monteith’s Range Rover!
Perez Hilton - over 3 years
See! He’s always with her! Lea Michele has been more forthcoming lately about how impossibly hard it was for her when her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith tragically passed away. Well, she’s still got that big lovable guy with her, in the form of his Range Rover! The actress took her mom Edith Sarfati to dinner at Real Foods Daily in West Hollywood on Friday night, and they drove the late Glee star’s car there! It’s great to see that Lea didn’t get rid of the things that remind her of Cory, but instead keeps them around her and even DRIVES them! Also, how totally cute did she look?! Amaze! [Image via AKM-GSI.]
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'Glee' Will Likely End With A Bang, Matthew Morrison Says
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Matthew Morrison thinks Ryan Murphy will end "Glee" with a "bang." The star of the Fox series was on HuffPost Live to discuss his new holiday album, "A Classic Christmas," which will be released on November 19th, and discussed the upcoming conclusion of "Glee." "Ryan Murphy always has a very high concept of what he wants to do," Morrison said in the video above. "I think he'll probably want to end this show with a bang, with something really special and different ... I think it's going to be special no matter what it is and I think it's going to be something that we haven't seen before and completely different." Murphy previously told reporters that his original "Glee" ending involved Cory Monteith's character Finn Hudson and Lea Michele's Rachel Berry. "The whole [last] year of the show -- which will be next year -- was really designed around Rachel-Cory/Finn story," Murphy said, according to EW. "I always knew that. I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot wa ...
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Lea Michele's Solo Album Will Include A Tribute Song For Cory Monteith
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lea Michele has found another opportunity to pay tribute to late boyfriend Cory Monteith, this time by including a song she wrote about him on her forthcoming debut solo album. The track is called "You're Mine." It didn't originally make the album's final cut, but Michele felt she might "regret" the decision not to include it. "It makes me so happy, this song," she told E! Online. "It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think if him, I play this." Michele has seized a number of opportunities to dedicate her time and work to Monteith since his death in July. She recorded a rendition of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" for Finn's tribute episode on "Glee" (Monteith played Finn), turned to Kate Hudson for help in getting through the ordeal and kept her "Finn" necklace close by. The "Glee" actress has not yet revealed a release date for her album, but she did tweet a few photos from the shoot for the cover. Sneak peek of today's #AlbumCoverShoot! pic.twitter.c ...
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Lea Michele Reveals Kate Hudson Helped Her Heal After Cory Monteith's Death
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Lea Michele is opening up about her boyfriend Cory Monteith's death in the new issue of Elle magazine. The "Glee" star, 27, covers the December issue and reveals that her co-star Kate Hudson took her in and helped her cope with Monteith's death. Michele admits that Hudson was one of the first people she called upon hearing the tragic news, explaining, "I called her and said, 'I don't know where I'm going to go because my house is swarmed [with reporters].' She was like, 'Oh, you're going to stay at my house.' Like it was nothing." And Hudson didn't just open her doors to Michele. "She let my family stay there, and any of my friends. She made sure that in the refrigerator were my favorite juices," Michele tells Elle. "I'll never really be able to thank her, truly, for what she did for me." Monteith died in July at the age of 31 from a "mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol and Michele has been slowly adjusting to a life without him ever since. “It’s very hard, ...
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Neil Patrick Harris Apologizes For Depressing Emmys On 'Watch What Happens: Live' (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Finally, someone said it! Neil Patrick Harris stopped by "Watch What Happens: Live" and apologized for how big of a downer the Emmys were this year. NPH hosted the show in September, but he was't the one bringing the mood low. There were five separate breakout in-memoriam speeches, and then the regular one for everyone else. "Cory Monteith’s death was a big deal, and [James] Gandolfini’s death was a big deal," Harris said. "I thought Edie Falco talking about Gandolfini was a really effective moment on the show, but it made everyone get really sad and then it was my job to bring it all back up. So, I think probably we should’ve condensed that and done it as one little moment.” At least he won't have to stress about those kinds of decisions anymore. Harris Tweeted that he's done hosting awards shows for now. He's probably too busy anyway, with his work on the final season of "How I Met Your Mother" and preparing for his return to Broadway in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" early next year ...
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'Glee' Signals 'The End Of Twerking'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
New photos have been released from the next two episodes of "Glee," and it looks like the cast is back to the high energy episodes after the somber Cory Monteith tribute episode earlier this season. More pictures from the next new episode, "A Katy or A Gaga," have been released showing Adam Lambert in action. Fox has also released new images from the following episode, "The End of Twerking." Look through the slideshow below to see more photos from the upcoming episodes. "Glee" returns with new episodes on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cory Monteith
    THIRTIES
  • 2013
    Age 30
    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. Monteith began working with American actress Lea Michele in 2009, when they were cast as love interests on Glee. In early 2012, the media reported that they had begun dating.
    More Details Hide Details They remained together until his death a year and a half later. As a tribute to his life, Michele has "Finn" tattooed on her left buttock as seen while posing nude on the cover of Women's Health UK on its September 2016 issue.
    On July 13, 2013, he died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room.
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    The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, held on September 22, 2013, featured an extended tribute to Monteith by his Glee co-star Jane Lynch, along with four other actors who died in 2013.
    More Details Hide Details He was also featured in the "In Memoriam" segment of the 56th Grammy Awards. Shortly after his death, Glee fans raised money to "name a star" after Monteith, after being inspired by a scene featuring his character on Glee.
    On Saturday, July 13, 2013, at the age of 31, Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver.
    More Details Hide Details He had been scheduled to check out that day following a seven-night stay, but when he failed to do so, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body around noon. The Vancouver Police Department stated that the cause of death was not immediately apparent, but ruled out foul play. An autopsy was completed by the B.C. Coroners Service on July 15. The preliminary autopsy report stated that Monteith died from "a mixed drug toxicity" consisting of heroin and alcohol, and that his death appeared to have been accidental. The final report, released by the B.C. Coroners Service on 2 October 2013, confirmed these findings. It noted that Monteith also had codeine and morphine in his system at the time of his death, and that he was found with drug paraphernalia that included a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, as well as two empty bottles of champagne. The coroner wrote that Monteith had experienced intermittent periods of drug abuse and abstinence throughout his life, and that "after a period of cessation from opioid drug use, a previously tolerated drug concentration level may become toxic and fatal."
    On April 26, 2013, it was reported that Monteith had completed his treatment.
    More Details Hide Details At the time of his death, Monteith was living in Los Angeles, where Glee was filmed.
    On March 31, 2013, Monteith's publicist announced that Monteith had admitted himself into a treatment facility for substance addiction.
    More Details Hide Details He had previously received substance abuse treatment over a decade earlier, when he was 19, following a history of drug use that began around the age of 12. According to Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy, Monteith's admission to rehab in March resulted from an emergency intervention on the Paramount lot, in which Murphy and other members of the Glee cast and crew urged Monteith to accompany doctors to the rehab facility, which had been arranged by the show. Monteith agreed, and was consequently written out of the final two episodes of Glees fourth season, after being assured that he would still have his job upon his return.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    Monteith as Finn won the 2011 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Actor Comedy, and was nominated in the same category in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details 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. The cast performed hits from the show and several skits between songs. The following May, the cast went on a second tour with mostly new songs and all-new skits, performing for four weeks in the U.S. and Canada, and 11 days in England and Ireland.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    Monteith hosted the Gemini Awards in Toronto on November 13, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Monteith was cast in the Fox series Glee. He portrayed Finn Hudson. When Glee was being cast, Monteith's agent, Elena Kirschner, submitted a video of him drumming with some pencils and Tupperware containers. Series creator Ryan Murphy took notice of the video, but pointed out that he had to be singing, as auditioning actors for Glee with no theatrical experience were required to prove they could sing and dance as well as act. Monteith submitted a second, musical tape, in which he sang, in his own words, "a cheesy '80s music video-style version" of REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling". He then attended a mass audition in Los Angeles; his vocal skills were considered weak, but he later performed very well with one of Glee casting directors, who said that his audition captured the most elusive quality of Finn's: his "naive, but not stupid, sweetness." Monteith said of his casting process, "I was like a lot of kids, looking for something to be interested in. Something to be passionate about. All you need is permission. Not only for Glee, but for anything in life."
    On August 8, 2010, he co-hosted the Teen Choice Awards.
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    In December 2010, it was announced that Monteith would be starring in and co-producing a new untitled workplace-caper comedy for Fox 2000.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2011, Monteith shot the film Sisters & Brothers with Dustin Milligan, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2011. 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 2011, Monteith filmed a PSA for Straight But Not Narrow, an online PSA organization aimed at changing the minds of young, straight guys and girls in their attitude and viewpoint towards the LGBT community. In 2012, he hosted the 23rd GLAAD Media Awards in New York City with co-star Naya Rivera.
    In April 2010, Monteith was cast in the romantic comedy movie Monte Carlo.
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  • 2007
    Age 24
    In 2007, he starred in the MTV series Kaya as Gunnar.
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  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, he appeared in Killer Bash, about a tormented geek's soul that was taking revenge on his murderer's children by taking over a girl's twin body.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he made a brief appearance in Urban Legend: a Bloody Mary. Monteith did acting classes with Anthony Meindl.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Monteith was born in Calgary, Alberta, on May 11, 1982, the younger son of Ann McGregor, an interior decorator, and Joe Monteith, a military man who served in the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
    More Details Hide Details He had an older brother named Shaun. Monteith's parents divorced when he was seven years old, and he and his older brother were raised by their mother in Victoria, British Columbia. After the divorce he saw little of his father due to Joe Monteith's military service, and he had social difficulties at school. From age 13, he used alcohol and marijuana and started being truant from school. After attending 16 schools, including alternative programs for troubled teens, Monteith dropped out altogether at age 16. By that time, his drug and alcohol dependency had increased and Monteith turned to petty crimes, such as stealing money from friends and family, to fund his addictions. His mother and a group of friends staged an intervention when he was 19, and he began attending a rehabilitation program. Monteith stated, "I'm lucky on so many counts. I'm lucky to be alive." He eventually received his high school diploma in 2011 from an alternative school he attended in his youth in Victoria.
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