Cory Monteith’s Costars, Friends And Peers React To News Of His Death

CMAs news of of the death of Cory Monteith, star of the TV series Glee and an ally to the LGBT community, at age 31 continues to reverberate throughout the entertainment industry, the well-liked young actor’s costars, friends and peers offer sympathetic messages to his fans and those close to him. The actor, who had waged a long battle against alcohol and drug addiction, was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday.

A publicist for Lea Michelle, Monteith’s girlfriend and costar, released a statement that read, “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time.”


Read some of the condolence messages below.











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  • queenrosered

    This is so sad there aren’t even words to describe it.He was a troubled youth even when still living in Canada. Glee was his “ticket out” so to speak but addictions seem to have pulled him back in.He recently had finished a stint in rehab.So maybe Amy Winehouse knew on some instinctual level that going to rehab would not have helped her either. I don’t know. It’s just really messed up. :( (of course, we don’t know the cause of death for sure yet) but he checked into a hotel on July 6th and his body wasn’t found for a few days. Why was a talented, successful actor with a girlfriend (Lea Michelle) ALONE for so long? More news in the days ahead. *sigh*

  • samwise343

    Gosh, if only he had gotten some uplifting tweets BEFORE going on another bender.

    If you’re a drug addict don’t bother with rehab. It is so overrated. Unless if it’s Dr. Drew’s show. At least there you get some publicity.

    No maid service for three days? I wouldn’t be caught dead in that hotel. RIP Corey. You didn’t deserve that hotel staff treatment.

  • Gigi Gee

    @samwise343: Are you for real? Skip rehab unless it’s Dr. Drew ‘cuz “there you get some publicity?” Dr. Drew’s track record for “curing” celebrities is deplorable.

    RIP Cory.

  • hamoboy

    @samwise343: If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing.

  • Jared MacBride

    @samwise343: Being snarky takes wit, intelligence and a sense of humor. You have none of those.

  • Elliot

    Some of you folks are really under informed. Cory was NOT dead for days without being found. He tweeted on the 12th of July and died on the 13th of July.

    I am tremendously saddened by Cory’s death. He was a talented singer, an engaging actor and more importantly a warm, open-hearted person who cared for and was cared for by many. I never knew him, but I will miss him greatly.

  • Rock Star

    Sorry you couldn’t win the battle.

  • Raquel Santiago

    Heaven just got another beautiful angel.

  • AndrewIB

    This is very sad news, to hear of a young persons death.

    Maybe simply as I am a little older but I find all these public outpourings of grief via something as impersonal as twitter rather vulgar and in bad taste..people needing to be seen to be grieving. This young mans death is very sad and as such deserves better recognition than a tweet on a social media site..

  • ross leonard sayer

    Corey Monteith will be sadly missed by his family co workers and fans around the world where ever GLEE is shown. He sang my favourite song Hello,Goodbye Corey rest in peace lots of tears will be shared by everyone.

  • Spike

    Hardly a surprise, there have been plenty of blind items about this guy being clean/sober when in the US and shooting Glee and being a hardcore addict/alcoholic when he is in Canada. I’m sure all of these friends/supporters will go hide under their rocks with the autopsy is released.

  • RedBlissKid

    @AndrewIB: I am in an odd age where I matured around the same time social media because so omnipresent, or maybe just before, so I understand where you are coming from. I think you have to look at the intent and remember that there is no correct way to grieve. I too prefer a more private approach, but for people who use social media extensively, it only makes sense that they express their grief in that way. In fact, to some , it may seem disrespectful NOT to.

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