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Cory Monteith Death, Drug Abuse, Rehab: 'Glee' Star Possessions Removed from his Hollywood Home

( [email protected] ) Aug 13, 2013 07:57 AM EDT
On Monday movers were seen outside Cory Monteith's apartment at the Sunset Vine Tower Residences in Hollywood, where the star had a unit on the 12th floor.


Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, died one month ago at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver.(Photo:Reuters/Mario Anzuoni)

On Monday movers were seen outside Cory Monteith's apartment at the Sunset Vine Tower Residences in Hollywood, where the star had a unit on the 12th floor.

According to E! News, three workers pulled up in a Budget moving truck at around 10 a.m. and spent about four and a half hours hauling boxes and furniture, including a desk and chairs, out of the actor's place.

The Glee cast -- including Monteith's real-life girlfriend, Lea Michele returned to work on Aug. 5. In her first public appearance since the tragedy at Teen Choice Awards 2013, which she won Best Actress in a comedy for Glee, Michele thanked fans for their support over the past month.

Watch 'Glee' Lea Michele's tribute to Cory Monteith

“We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you know him personally or just as (his ‘Glee’ character) Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts.”

Glee Season 5 premieres Sep 26 on FOX, and Monteith’s sudden death is supposed to be addressed in the third episode.

Cory Monteith, 31, died one month ago at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver after he missed the 12 p.m. checkout time. An autopsy report later determined that he died from "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."

Monteith had been troubled by substance abuse problems long before his Hollywood days. The 31-year-old actor voluntarily admitted himself into a rehab facility in March for substance addiction. In late April, Monteith completed the program and checked out.

Monteith told Parade magazine in 2011 that he was "out of control" as a teen. He revealed that at age 13, he drank, smoked pot and skipped school in Victoria, British Columbia, after his parents divorced. By 16, he said, his drug use had escalated. He was "doing anything and everything, as much as possible." At 19, he entered rehab for the first time.

Michele had issued a statement of support to People when her boyfriend entered rehab in April. "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this. I am grateful and proud he made this decision," she told the magazine.