celebrity tributes to cory monteithCelebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kim Kardashian and Demi Lovato have led tributes to Glee actor Cory Monteith following his death on Saturday.

The body of the Canadian actor, who starred as Finn Hudson in the hit show, was found at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver on Saturday after he failed to check out. The 31 year old was in a long term relationship with his co-star Lea Michele at the time of his death.

Gwyneth, who starred alongside Cory on Glee, released a statement saying: ‘Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family.’

Other celebrities also took to Twitter to express their saddness. Kim tweeted: ‘So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling’, while Olivia Newton-John said: ‘So sad. So young.So sweet. So talented. My condolences and prayers go to his family and loved ones.’

American X Factor jude Demi also tweeted: ‘RIP Cory Monteith… so unbelievably tragic. Please pray for Lea.’

At the moment a cause of death is not known but no foul play is suspected. The actor had successfully completed a stint in rehab for substance addiction in April.