Cory Monteith's death has been devastating for girlfriend Lea Michele, who is said to be inconsolable as she comes to terms with the sudden and tragic loss of her boyfriend, and officials revealed that the autopsy will be done quickly given the high-profile nature of the case.
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No cause of death has been confirmed to this point but there was said to be no indications of foul play. Officials revealed that the medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday and the results of the procedure are expected to be revealed early this week, several weeks before the usual four to six week period.
News of the untimely death came soon after the body of her 31-year-old Glee co-star and long-term boyfriend was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday.
The news has shocked the entertainment industry with friends of the late star expressing their deepest sympathies. A representative for Monteith's co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele released a statement asking for privacy as she comes to terms with her loss.
"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time," the statement read.
Cory had been in his luxury hotel room with friends on Friday evening before heading out for the night. Lea, 26, is believed to have been at home in Los Angeles for work.
"She is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable," a source told HollywoodLife.com. "She is devastated beyond belief."
While the "Glee" actors had been co-stars since 2009 when the show premiered, they didn't begin dating until 2012.
Monteith played Finn Hudson, the on-again, off-again love interest to Michele's Rachel Berry on the hit Fox series.
Most recently, Michele voiced support for Monteith as he announced in April that he was seeking treatment for substance abuse.
"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," she told People magazine. "I am grateful and proud that he made this decision."
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