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Monday 18 December 2017

TV show Glee hit with second tragedy as star's boyfriend found dead in hotel

THE popular musical series Glee has been hit with another tragedy after a cast member's boyfriend was found dead in a hotel room.

Becca Tobin's boyfriend Matt Bendik was found dead yesterday morning in Philadelphia.

Becca (28), who joined the fourth series of the programme and was introduced as the 'New Rachel', was in a long-term relationship with nightclub owner Mr Bendik (35).

Anniversary

The pair had been travelling together and Matt's body was found in a Philadelphia hotel room.

The tragic event comes shortly before the first anniversary of Glee actor Cory Monteith's death, which will be marked tomorrow.

He passed away in Vancouver last year after an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

There are scant details about what happened to Matt, but sources said that Matt was in the city for business and Becca was travelling with him.

There are reports that the couple went out for a meal with friends on Wednesday evening and returned to their hotel that night. Matt was discovered dead in the room by a maid on Thursday afternoon.

It's understood that the entrepreneur ran some big nightspots in Los Angeles and was co-owner of AV Nightclub. Those close to him are said to be shocked by his death.

Becca portrays Kitty Wilde on Glee and made her debut in 2012. She has posted pictures of herself with Matt on social media, which she has captioned simply with his surname.

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