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Corey Monteith: Actor who came to fame in American hit television

Cory Monteith, who was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday, was an actor who shot to fame in the hit television series Glee but was beset by addiction struggles so fierce that in 2011 he said he was lucky to be alive. He was 31; police said there was no indication of foul play.

Trending: Aiming for some ratings Glee with SJP

Sarah Jessica Parker is the latest star to be drawn into the Glee firmament. The former Sex and the City actress is to play the online editor of Vogue on the show, according to an announcement at the weekend. She follows in the wake of Britney Spears, who appeared as herself in 2010, and Gwyneth Paltrow, who played a frisky teacher in 2011.

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