The saying goes that lightning never strikes but tragedy certainly has as the 'Glee' cast have once again discovered. It'll be a year on Sunday (13th July) since the death of Cory Monteith and only days ago another star of the show, Becca Tobin, suffered a loss when her boyfriend Matt Bendik was discovered dead in Philadelphia.
Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of Glee star Becca Tobin, has been found dead in a Philadelphia hotel room. The body was discovered on Thursday (10th July) and reports of his death have been confirmed by a Philadelphia Medical Examiner.
Becca Tobin photographed in Los Angeles in March.
TMZ first reported the news, the entertainment website claims Bendik and Tobin were in Philadelphia on Wednesday night (9th July) as Bendik was on a business trip. The two went on an evening out with friends and were spotted in a club. At some point Bendik returned to the hotel but it is unclear whether Tobin also returned with him or if she was present at the time of Bendik's death.
Recent reports would suggest Tobin was not with him as the last person to speak to Bendik alive was the Philadelphia nightclub owner. It also appears that Tobin was discovered on Thursday afternoon just before 1pm by a housekeeper at the hotel. An ambulance was called but Bendik was pronounced dead at the scene.
28-year-old Tobin plays Kitty Wilde on the hit Fox show. As TMZ reports, detectives are hoping to interview her. Foul play is not suspected and there was reportedly no evidence of drug paraphernalia or alcohol in the room. Further sources have also indicated Bendik was not known as a "partier" and they are shocked by the news of his death. The Philadelphia Police Department is calling Bendik's death "sudden" and suspect he may have died in his sleep.
35-year-old Bendik ran a number of nightclubs in cities across the US but was Director of Operations at DBA in Los Angeles. The club simply posted a picture on Twitter commemorating their former colleague. DBA has chosen, on the outside of the club, to write the words "We love you Matt"
Bendik's death is sadly reminiscent of Cory Monteith, a Glee star and boyfriend of fellow Glee actress Lea Michelle, who was discovered dead in a Vancouver hotel room in July 2013. Bizarrely, it will be one year on Sunday since the death of Monteith. Whilst there are startling similarities, Monteith's death was ruled as being the result of drug and alcohol use whereas the cause of Bendik's has yet to be ascertained but appears not to be suspicious.
Bendik's death comes less than a year after Glee star Cory Monteith died.