The producers of "Glee" are describing Cory Monteith as an exceptional performer and an "even more exceptional person."
The actor who played Finn Hudson on the Fox TV series was found dead in his Vancouver, B.C., hotel room yesterday.
Police say there was no indication of foul play, but the coroner's office says it does not have a great deal of information as to cause of death.
Lepard said the 31-year-old Monteith had been out with people earlier and that those people are being interviewed.
Monteith had struggled with addiction, and once said he felt lucky to be alive. He had voluntarily entered rehab for substance abuse problems in April.