Hollywood and the price of fame

The world was shocked on 13 July 2013 to learn of the death of Glee star, Cory Monteith at only 31. Playing the lead character of Finn Hudson he was fondly adored by teenage girls around the world, naughty middle-aged mothers and guys alike who wanted to be just like him.

Playing a 19-year old high school graduate turned student teacher, Cory brought a certain naiveity to his role and at the same time had a presence and like-ability of the boy next door.