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Update: No sign of drugs in 'Glee' star Cory Monteith's death; fans mourn in Hollywood

Fans of the hit TV show Glee remember one of its stars, Cory Monteith across the street from Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Fans of the hit TV show Glee remember one of its stars, Cory Monteith across the street from Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Courtesy of Sammi Lanthier
Fans of the hit TV show Glee remember one of its stars, Cory Monteith across the street from Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
A vigil was held Sunday night in Hollywood for actor Cory Monteith. The star of the hit TV show "Glee" was found dead in a Vancouver hotel Saturday.
Courtesy of Sammi Lanthier
Fans of the hit TV show Glee remember one of its stars, Cory Monteith across the street from Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
Glee fans gather with candles across the street from Paramount Studios in Hollywood Sunday to mourn the loss of actor Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on the hit TV show.
Courtesy of Sammi Lanthier


Update 2:23 p.m.: Cause of death could take several days

The cause of "Glee" actor Cory Monteith's death remained unclear Monday, and authorities in Canada said it could take several days before toxicology test results are in, the Associated Press reported.

Vancouver police Sgt. Randy Fincham told the AP that there's nothing to indicate the death was due to illicit drug use.

Previously: An autopsy is scheduled Monday to determine the cause of death of one of the stars of the hit TV show "Glee." Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson, was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel.

A group of "Glee" fans gathered across the street from Paramount Studios Sunday night.  They remembered Monteith with photographs, candles and a replica of the letterman jacket he wore on "Glee."

Sammi Lanthier, a dog groomer from Canyon Country, was there with some friends.

"We sang 'Don't Stop Believing' to him — a pretty horrible rendition of it — that I hope he enjoyed," she said. "I mean that song is where we all fell in love with him, and we all miss him, horribly." 

Monteith, 31, had had past problems with drug addiction. 

"I hope that whatever comes out about him, that people don't forget that he was a brave person and he was so strong to struggle with what he was struggling through, and keep going, touching so many people's lives," Lantheir said. "Because we won't forget that."