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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