Cory Monteith, the young actor 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 hotel room in July, police said. “Glee” recently said goodbye to Finn Hudson, the sensitive star quarterback-turned-pop song crooner played by the Monteith.
Sept. 7, 2010 Cory Monteith, at left at the Los Angeles premiere of the second season of “Glee,” played Finn Hudson on the show. The Oct. 10 episode of the show offered a farewell to Finn, although it did not reveal how he died. Monteith died in July of a heroin and alcohol overdose. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters Buy Photo