Hollywood Stunned by ‘Glee’ Star’s Death

Cory Monteith Dead: Hollywood Reacts to

The industry reacted with shock and sadness over the sudden passing of “Glee” star Cory Monteith, who was found dead on Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.

“Glee” producers were “deeply saddened” in a statement released by Fox while reps for Monteith’s co-star and real life girlfriend Lea Michele asked for privacy “during this devastating time.”

Friends and colleagues of Monteith took to Twitter to express their heartfelt condolences.

Ellen DeGeneres“My heart breaks for the friends and family of Cory Monteith. What a loss.”

Neil Patrick Harris: “How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.”

“Glee” co-star Mark Salling: “No”

Chloe Moretz: “I just heard about Cory Monteith.. Rest in peace, everyone close to him and affected by this loss you’re in my prayers.”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “I am so sad to hear about Cory Monteith. He was a lovely person with a ton of talent. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP Cory.”

Rihanna: “Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!”

Sophia Bush: “I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking…”

Katy Perry: “Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.”

John Stamos: “We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad i knew you Cory.”

Demi Lovato: “#RIPCoryMonteith… So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.”

Kim Kardashian: “Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can’t describe what they must be feeling.”




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  1. Glee Fan Aiice says:

    He did it to himself like so many others before him. This is not a tragic death, it is a pointless death given away to drugs and a self-destructive lifestyle.

  2. Liz says:

    I am so angry at the wasted lives that result from a culture that celebrates alcohol and drugs and the never ending party. I am incredibly saddened that this fine young man has left too soon – breaking hearts he never even knew he had touched. It just keeps happening, over and over and over again, we lose our bright, talented, sensitive, creatives long before their turn should be over.

  3. Mike says:

    Shocking news- God bless his troubled soul & his family and friends.

  4. Just Confused T says:

    Only the good die young?

    No consolation.

  5. centropoli says:

    Its very sad news I cant” believe it I did”nt know him but I am a big fan of the show and he was my one of my favorite characters.what happens to Finn now how are they going to explain it on the show?

  6. Michael Aldridge says:

    Is it the business? Silent heartache? Not quite believing we are as wonderful as we are? Doesn’t matter. Cory’s imprint on the people who knew and loved him allows him to soar forever. God bless his heart.

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