Cory Monteith, 31, was found dead on Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room. The Glee actor leaves behind not only his family, but also his fellow castmates, including girlfriend Lea Michele, and the crew of the Fox series, who, for the past four years, have collaborated on the much talked-about and celebrated television series.
Michele, 26, and Monteith had been a couple in recent years, and People reports that her reps issued the following short statement today: “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”
But for some of Monteith’s other co-stars and behind-the-scenes co-workers on Glee, Twitter was the outlet they chose to offer up a few somber thoughts about the loss of the award-winning Canadian actor. Below is a round-up of tweets from Harry Shum, Jr. (“Mike Chang” on Glee) Dot-Marie Jones (“Coach Shannon Beiste”), Iqbal Theba (“Principal Figgins”), Damian McGinty (“Rory Flanagan”) and more, regarding the passing of their friend, Cory Monteith.
We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.
— GLEE (@GLEEonFOX) July 14, 2013
He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. — GLEE (@GLEEonFOX) July 14, 2013
I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER — Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 14, 2013
I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HID FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL! — Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 14, 2013
At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn’t seem real to me. I love you Cory. — Harry Shum Jr (@iharryshum) July 14, 2013
OMG!! My Cory… — iqbal theba (@iqbaltheba) July 14, 2013
I have spent last night hugging my 10 yr old. May God give us the strength to deal with this Tragedy. I love u Cory — iqbal theba (@iqbaltheba) July 14, 2013
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.
— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 14, 2013
The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. Can’t believe it.
— Damian Mc Ginty (@damianmcginty) July 14, 2013
I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM … pic.twitter.com/HW5me8dmLo
— Adam Shankman (@adammshankman) July 14, 2013
Words can’t express my grief. I lost a brother today. God please take care of my friend @CoryMonteith
— Adam Anders (@AdamAnders) July 14, 2013
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