Cory Monteith — Drinking With Friends … Days Before Sudden Death [Photos]

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These are some of the last photos ever taken of Cory Monteith — snapped just days before he was found dead in a hotel room — while the “Glee” Star was hanging with friends and drinking alcohol.

Sources tell our sources … the pics were taken on July 6th, the same day Cory checked-in to the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver … where he was found dead one week later.

In the pics, Cory and a few buds are seen hanging out at The Shop — a local coffee house and clothing store for people who love motorcycles.

We spoke to the owner, who tells us, Cory came in … was extremely friendly and really interested in choppers … even sitting on the owner”s bike.

We”re told he and his friends chilled for awhile — laughing and drinking beers. One source on sight said Cory knocked back 3 cold ones over the course of a few hours — despite his recent stint in rehab — but didn”t seem out of control or wasted. He was perfectly nice. 

Cory”s not physically seen drinking in the pics … but the Lea Michele doppelganger he”s standing next to — who we”re told is just a friend — is seen clutching two beer cans. Possibly because cameras were around … and Cory has been open about his substance abuse issues.

As our sources previously reported … Fairmont hotel staff found Cory dead in his hotel room Saturday, after spending Friday night out with friends. He was 31.

Now here”s Cory”s best moment in “Glee” history … R.I.P.