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Celebs Gone Too Soon

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Cory Monteith's tragic death at the age of 31 is more than a great loss for his fans and those close to him; it's a loss of an actor whose talent inspired fans across the country. Sadly, the "Glee" star, who was open about his struggles with substance abuse, has now joined a host of other performers who lost their lives before their careers reached their full potential. Click through as Wonderwall takes a look back at performers who were gone too soon ... Cory MonteithDate of Death: July 13, 2013Age at time of death: 31This Canadian-born actor achieved heartthrob status with his role as Finn on Fox's hit musical, "Glee," where he also met his girlfriend, costar Lea Michele. In 2011 the actor said he had been struggling with substance abuse since he was 13 years old, and in April 2013, he announced that he was returning to a rehab facility. At the time, Michele released a statement saying, "I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this." Sadly, the actor was found dead just three months after leaving rehab in a hotel in Vancouver. Click through to look back at other entertainers whose lives ended too soon ...
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