Just as we are currently trying to wrap our head around the sad, shocking death of “Glee” star Cory Monteith at age 31, many of his work colleagues are likely doing the same. Many of these actors and producers, especially those who have been with him since the beginning, have been radio silent about what transpired, likely so that they can begin mourning in their own private manner. (Our advice is to just leave them be. We know you want to hear from them to offer up some healing, but right now they are going through some of the same pain and suffering that you are.)
The following are some of the reactions that have poured in from folks who worked with Cory in the “Glee” universe.
Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) – “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”
Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes) – “RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.”
Cheyenne Jackson (Dustin Goolsby) – “What I will remember about Cory Monteith is that he was talented, funny and absolutely kindhearted. We lost a gentleman. RIP”
Lauren Potter (Becky Jackson) – “I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart.”
Damian McGinty (Rory Flanagan) – “The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. Can’t believe it.”
Josh Sussman (Jacob Ben Israel) – “I am so saddened to hear about Cory. He was such a great guy/Super-kind &warm. A tragic loss. My heart goes out to all his friends & family.”
Meanwhile, Cory’s former “Monte Carlo” co-star Katie Cassidy, who was in Vancouver filming “Arrow” at the time of his death, also posted the following: “So sad to lose a dear friend & talented man… @CoryMonteith you’ll always be remembered.” Perhaps the most heartbreaking message came when Mark Salling simply tweeted the word “no,” but later removed it from his account.
As we said previously, our thoughts are with Cory’s loved ones during this extremely difficult time.