In almost exactly a year since Cory Monteith’s passing, the Glee world is facing some more sad news: Matt Bendik, boyfriend of Becca Tobin, who plays Kitty Wilde on the show, was found dead on Thursday, July 10, in his Philadelphia hotel room, according to TMZ.
After meeting up with friends Wednesday night while in Philadelphia on a business trip, Matt, a 35-year-old club owner, returned to his hotel room. Becca accompanied him to Philly, but her exact whereabouts were unclear. What happened after that is unknown (so far), but Matt was found dead around 1 p.m. ET the following day by a hotel maid.
His cause of death is also unknown, although police say there is no sign of foul play or suicide. It’s possible that Matt died in his sleep, although the investigation is ongoing. So far, the Philadelphia police department can only call the incident a “sudden death.”
While Matt was a club owner, friends say that he was not a big partier, so drugs and/or alcohol being involved in his death doesn’t seem likely, either — especially since no evidence of either substance was found in his hotel room. The incident report also doesn’t make any mention of medication, injuries, or weapons, so the circumstances surrounding Matt’s death are definitely pretty mysterious so far.
Becca herself has yet to comment, and police have yet to mention where she was when Matt’s body was found.
Stay tuned to Wetpaint Entertainment for updates to the story as more information becomes available. Our thoughts are with Becca, as well as Matt’s friends and family, at this difficult time.