Cory Monteith found fame hard, and his friends knew he struggled to cope after the success of 'Glee'.
Cory Monteith struggled with fame.
The 31-year-old actor - who shot to fame on 'Glee' - was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room after taking a deadly mix of alcohol and heroin last weekend, and friends of the tragic star have revealed he found it hard to cope with his success.
A source told People magazine: ''Fame was hard for him. It was something he knew he deserved but something he never quite knew how to handle.
''He was a very gracious guy but his lifestyle was destructive.''
While Cory - who first entered rehab at the age of 19 - spent time in a treatment facility in March after relapsing, those close to him insist he never let his addictions affect his work on 'Glee'.
The insider explained: ''I never saw him come to work late, lose his temper, not know his line or argue with his castmates.
''The cast members make a one hour musical every nine days. You'd have to be superhuman to use drugs with any regularity and get the work done.''
The actor says he isn't "holding out for more money or doing anything like that".
The drama will be making its return to the streaming service in the near future.
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