5 Celebrities Who’ve Spoken on Cory Monteith’s Tragic Death

Posted by PZ on August 19th, 2013

‘Glee’ actor Cory Monteith tragically died following a drug overdose in his hotel room on July 13th. Now, several stars have opened up on their thoughts about Cory’s early passing, speaking on how they’re coping and what they believe they’ve learned from the sad death. Some were co-stars who knew Cory like a family member and admit that the ‘Glee’ set just won’t be the same without him, while others speak on how difficult drug addiction can be and how Cory’s death highlights how quickly it can take a life. All incredibly affected by Cory’s death, these stars have all spoken out on how they’re coping and how they’re feeling now that Cory’s gone. Cory’s girlfriend Lea Michele recently spoke on Cory’s death, and although appearing to be deeply in mourning, had some positive words to say on his life. Others opened up on their memories of the actor or just how they felt around him.


Darren Criss


Co-star Darren says the tragedy has affected many people: ”Obviously it’s been a very rough time. When you start picking up the pieces after something as tragic as this, and it’s funny that you say that, you don’t know how to breach it, we’re picking up the pieces now and there’s two things you gotta remember. One, is he was a really funny guy and he loved life. He always took care of his friends and wanted his friends to be happy. So it’s only right that we, you know, try and start to smile again and laugh again. It’s something that he would have wanted.”

Demi Lovato

Demi reflected on Cory’s death by commenting on how scary addiction can be and how his death has made that very real: ”All it takes is one moment of vulnerability to get slipped into your addiction. He didn’t choose to die. It was the disease. It can creep up on you at any moment. It only takes one moment of relapse to potentially die. It’s really scary, but I’m really hoping that from this, people are able to see this is a very, very, very dangerous disease.”

Jane Lynch

Co-star Jane misses Cory on set: ”Everybody’s doing differently. You know, it’s tough. Everybody had a relationship with him and we all express our grief in different ways so I’ll only speak for myself. I love him and I honour [him], and every day I go to work, I walk by his trailer and I go, ‘He should be in there.’ We had a nice memorial. The cast and the crew, we all got together and we remembered Cory and honoured [him]. We went back to the work and the wheels turn in spite of what happened and I’m just glad we had that memorial so we were able to come together and be a family.”

Lea Michele

At the recent ‘Teen Choice Awards’, Lea gave a heartfelt speech, dedicating the award to Cory: “I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love, we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.”

Naya Rivera

Naya says she misses Cory and will always think of him as a good friend: ‘Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory’s family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone’s well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated.”

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