Another high profile victim of addiction is in the news today- Cory Monteith, of Glee fame.
We’re learning early Sunday that actor Cory Monteith, who shot to fame with his portrayal of quarterback Finn Hudson, on the hit musical show Glee, has died. He was 31.
Monteith’s body was found Saturday in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in downtown Vancouver, the city’s police department said in statement.
“Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.
“When he missed his check-out time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.”
Cast mate Mark Salling responded to the news of Monteith’s death on Twitter with one word: “No.”
Sorry, but yes. Drugs are a plague and those who use them are committing suicide by addiction. Once a person takes the first step on the path of drug abuse their life is essentially over and the long painful slow process of death commences. Regrettably, along the way, many many lives are touched and ruined.
Drug addiction is suicide. And addicts commit suicide by addiction. Never taking the first step down that wretched path is the best cure and safest solution.