Another day has passed by, and we now have yet another tribute coming in from someone who spent a great deal of time with Cory Monteith over the years. So who is it this time? It’s someone in Dianna Agron who knows the “Glee” world well, and also what Cory brought to it. As a matter of fact, her character in Quinn Fabray was at one point an onscreen love interest for him.
In trying her best to sum up some of her experiences with Cory in an official statement, the actress (who was originally planning to leave the show this year, save for maybe a guest appearance or two) said that she is really not relying on others within the community to get her through this time:
“I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile … Glee was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry. We really cut our teeth and grew up on this show. In playing underdogs, we learned that we had dug into the hearts of our viewers and that we could stay there.
“Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone’s hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me, but my family. My heart goes out to his family, to Lea [Michele], to everyone that is struggling with the loss of our friend. We will miss you Cory. We will always carry a piece of you with us.”
We now hope that Agron and many other former stars of the show will come back later this year in an effort to pay one last tribute to their friend, regardless of whatever form that takes. There have already been some meetings when it comes to how to handle the tragedy at least among executives, with one current idea being that the show can shift back the start of production for a few weeks and premiere in November, that way everyone does have the proper space and time to heal.
If you do want to read some more news related to the Monteith’s tragic passing, including some tributes coming in from across the internet, just be sure to visit the link here.