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Celebrities React to Cory Monteith's Shocking Death at 31

Celebrities React to Cory Monteith's Shocking Death at 31

Cory Monteith‘s death at the young age of 31 has the entire world in shock, especially many of the celebrities that considered him a peer in this industry and knew him as a friend.

The Glee actor was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his hotel room in Vancouver on Saturday (July 13) and the news has been confirmed by the police department and Cory‘s publicity team.

“We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” his rep said in a statement to that evening.

Click inside to see what celebrities are saying about Cory Monteith‘s shocking death…

Taylor Swift: “Speechless. And for the worst reason.”

Kim Kardashian: “Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling”

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!”

Zooey Deschanel: “This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith – what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.”

Jamie Bell: “Saddened to hear the news on Cory. I hope it isn’t true.”

Kaley Cuoco: “Please tell me it’s not true… #CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can’t speak.”

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

Nina Dobrev: “I’m gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory’s family and friends. Lets respect their space as they grieve.”

Kevin Zegers: “I’ve never lost a friend this close. This feels like a mistake.”

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.”

Olivia Munn: “Shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Cory Monteith. All my love to his family, friends & girlfriend. #TooSoon”

Ellen Page: “So heartbreaking to hear about Cory Monteith…my deepest condolences to his friends and family.”

Julianne Hough: “One of the kindest people I’ve ever met! My heart breaks for Cory’s family and loved ones… You will be missed and forever loved Cory!”

Eric Stonestreet: “RIP Cory Monteith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.”

Jaimie Alexander: “RIP Cory Monteith. Sweet man…. Gone far too soon. Peace be with you friend.”

Lucy Hale: “With ever ounce of my body praying about Cory and his family and his friends. God bless all involved. Heart broken.”

One Direction’s Niall Horan: “RIP cory ! Didn’t know him personally! Met him on a couple of occasions! Super nice guy! Thoughts and prayers with his family and friends! X”

Kat Dennings: “I can’t fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace”

Beth Behrs: “shocked and so heartbroken to hear the news about Cory. my heart goes out to his friends and family.”

Jaime King: “#CoryMonteith a loss of words. May you rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.”

Rumer Willis: “I am truly saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. What a talented and sweet guy. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.”

Jayson Blair: “So sad to hear about Cory Monteith. Too many young people leaving this earth too soon. My heart goes out to his family n friends. R.I.P.”

Ariana Grande: “#RIPCoryMonteith shocking and heartbreaking. Prayers, condolences and love.”

Jessica Lowndes: “Absolutely heartbreaking. I’m in shock :( #RipCoryMonteith All of my thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family and loved ones.”

Shenae Grimes: “RIP Cory Monteith… My sincere condolences to his many loved ones.”

Josh Beech: “R.I.P Cory . another bright star in the sky. My thoughts are with his fams, friends and fans .”

Teresa Palmer: “God I am so incredibly saddened by the death of Cory Monteith, completely shocked. My prayers goes out to all those who loved him.”

Katharine McPhee: “omg. Met this sweet man. RIP.”

Matt Lanter: “Sad news. …Shocking and terribly sad. #Cory”

Alan Ritchson: “Just too sad to even comprehend. RIP Cory Monteith”

Scott Porter: “This news of Cory Monteith’s death just shakes me to my very core. So young. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.”

Claudia Lee: “Wow….Speechless. My thoughts and prayers go out to Cory’s family and friends. May he rest in peace”

Lance Bass: “Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith – such an incredible guy – my thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Nash Overstreet: “I can’t express how sad & horrible it is to hear about Cory Monteith.One of the best, kindest, guys I’ve ever met.Pray for him, & his family”

Mario Lopez: “RIP Cory Montieth… Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad….”

Joel McHale: “Way too soon. A very nice & good guy.”

Jean-Luc Bilodeau: “Forever young. Rest In Peace Cory. Blessings to the Monteith family.”

Debby Ryan: “RIP Cory Monteith. ): So young. Praying for those closest to him.”

Joey King: “So sad, I luv him. Can’t believe it’s real. The world has lost a very special person. My heart goes out 2 his family #RIPCoryMonteith”

Matt Dallas: “So saddened to hear about Cory. One of the sweetest, most fun loving guys. Always remember his ability to make a person smile.”

Nick Zano: “ALL of our lives are precious & can be gone in a flash, live better, smarter & show true appreciation for the now. Sad day.#RipCoryMonteith”

Christa B. Allen: “my heart hurts for the friends and family of cory monteith. addiction is such a sorrowful battle. may his soul rest in peace. x”

Lacey Chabert: “So incredibly sad.”

Ariel Winter: “R.I.P. Cory heart goes out to his family, friends, and fans. <3 He will be missed."

Patrick Wilson: “And in other news… RIP Cory Monteith. Awful. My heart goes out to his family and friends.”

Josh Gad: “RIP Cory Monteith. Gone way too soon.”

Ryan Guzman: “Rip Cory Monteith. Sad to see another young person go because of addiction. Blessings go out to his family and friends.”

Katie Cassidy: “So sad to lose a dear friend & talented man… @CoryMonteith you’ll always be remembered.”

Lana Parrilla: “RIP Cory Monteith. Condolences to his family and friends. So sad. #Glee”

Monica Potter: “Oh my god, my heart & prayers go out to the family & loved ones of Cory Monteith. This is heartbreaking. Tragic.”

Elisabetta Canalis: “Rest in peace Corey Monteith , once again someone lost his battle to drug demons.”

Bonnie McKee: “So heartbreaking! What a great talent, lost. Devastating. #RIPCoreyMonteith”

Ian Ziering: “@CoryMonteith you have touched us all, and we will miss you. God bless you and your family.”

Tracie Thoms: “I hope that was a twitter hoax. Please let it be a twitter hoax. I’ll never retract a tweet more happily… Not a hoax. My thoughts are with his family & the #Glee family. Had the pleasure of meeting him last year in Philly on our film McCanick.”

Trevor Donovan: “Cory was taken from this world too soon… I’m glad I had the opportunity to know him. #RIP CORY”

Joshua Malina: “R.I.P. Cory Monteith.”

American Idol’s Kree Harrison: “My heart goes out to Cory Monteiths family and friends. Sad. So sad.”

American Idol’s Angie Miller: “RIP Cory Monteith. My prayers go out to the whole Glee cast.”

American Idol’s Devin Velez: “RIP Cory Monteith. We loved you on Glee. My heart goes out to the co-stars, and family. #finn”

American Idol’s Pia Toscano: “So sad to hear of Cory Monteith’s passing. What an incredibly talented young man.. My heart goes out to Lea & his family.”

Tiffany Thornton: “Oh my goodness. So sad to hear about Cory Monteith :( #RIP my prayers are with his friends and family”

Tyler Shields: “Wow I am speechless about Cory Monteith such a sweet and amazing guy to young to amazing we always talked about shooting so sad!”

Dania Ramirez: “#RipCoryMonteithI I hope this is not drug related… Life is a Gift. Let’s cherish it, please! #BeSafe My condolences 2 those who knew him.”

Christina Perri: “just woke up to the news of cory monteith’s death. my heart is completely broken. sending all my love and prayers to his family + loved ones”

Simon Curtis: “Oh my god Cory Monteith. This is so shocking and so, so sad. Oh my god.”

Katherine McNamara: “My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of #CoryMonteith.”

Melissa Ordway: “Beyond sad and heart broken to hear the news of Cory Monteiths passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. So sad.”

Johnny Weir: “One of the kindest people in all Hollywood, RIP Cory. You made so many people believe in themselves, and with such warmth.”

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  • so sad

    You forgot Mark Salling, Cory’s co-star…but it could be misconstrued whether he was tweeting about this or a late tweet about the Zimmerman verdict, or what. I’m assuming Cory’s death because it was right after it was confirmed.

    But all he said was “no.”

  • Tom

    So sad, such a waste, RIP Cory , and prayers to his family and love ones.

  • stop

    @xtincta: it could be because they didn’t want to stir the pot even more or put their two cents in a case they didn’t follow. that doesn’t mean they aren’t sorry, they just didn’t vocalize it like the others. Cory Monteith’s death was closer to them, they knew him, they traveled in the same circles, they worked together. It’s not the same. Don’t discredit his life too.

  • fryda

    Mark Salling: no

    RIP Cory! You’ll be missed :(

  • Mkhay

    @xtincta Stop making it about race S t f u. all this is horrible.

  • Troy

    @xtincta: Please don’t compare the two. There was a MASSIVE amount of discussion on Twitter tonight about Trayvon Martin and I saw it go down. These are 2 separate issues. Celebrities didn’t know Trayvon personally. Many of them did know Cory because they worked with him.

  • Greg

    jeeez. I can’t….. wow.

  • Yep

    @xtincta: Exactly what I was thinking! They didn’t give a d&mn about a young man being killed, but are sad about a drug addict who threw his life away on drugs.

  • Oh boy

    Of course Kaley would have to find a way to get some attention out of this.

  • anna

    @Yep – Being an addict doesn’t stop you from being a human like everyone else and it doesn’t stop the death from being a tragedy.. How lucky for you that you live such a sheltered life that you’ve never lost anyone to addiction.

  • commonsense

    There has been NO conformation that he overdosed.

  • Victoriak

    I’m in utter shock by this news, You will be miss Cory. Thanks so much for the great memories, Rest in Peace. My prayers are with his family, found his brother Shaun here

  • soy

    @Oh boy: what??

  • anne

    @Oh boy:

    MTE, that Kaley Cockoo is so shamelessly desperate to make such tragic event about her again.

  • Noooooooo

    Not many celebrities were following the Trayvon case because he has passed so long ago. He still matters, but time moves on. Most people who speak of Zimmerman being not guilty don’t know what they’re talking about and are only saying it to seem cool. Trayvon is gone. It is extremely tragic, but he is gone.
    Cory will surely be missed. I cried for hours just seeing his Twiiter. This is a sad, cruel place. Hopefully they are both somewhere better.

  • talia

    @anne: @Oh boy: both your comments are rude and insensitive, kaley actually knew Cory . RIP Cory, thiught and prayers are with his family, friends and Lea

  • flick

    @xtincta: Some of these people were close personal friends with Cory. Don’t make this about something it isn’t.

  • Monkia

    Cory Monteith’s 10 Interesting facts you might not have known about.

  • name

    When Michael and Whitney died: crackhead. Cory: omg poor guy. You guys disgust me

  • Chloeh

    I can’t believe Cory’s gone, you will be truly and utterly missed, thanks for the great memories, forever in our hearts.found his mom Ann here and dad Joe here, my prayers are with them

  • esmeralda

    can’t express the sadness

  • DatGirl

    @xtincta: What a tacky comment, playing the race card in this story. Yes, race relations are going to get so much better when people like you prove you don’t care about anyone or anything but those who share your skin color. Constantly making everything about race, even in a tragic story like this makes you SHAMEFUL!

  • CelebWatcher

    Seems black people can’t care about anything other than (wait for it)….black people. We all saw how they acted when the murder, O.J Simpson was on trial and they wanted him to walk free. This isn’t about Trayvon. This is about Cory. Period. R.I.P Cory!

  • Neesa

    Wow, black people are really showing their behinds with these comments on this story. Keep it classy (and I say this as a non white person. Latina. Who can still feel sadness over the passing of such a fine actor)

  • EndOfTime

    I can’t with all these comments . I’m Black and I’m really sad because I’m a huge fan of the Glee Cast. stop generalizing

  • jskfjf

    @xtincta @Yep: Uhh a lot of people gave a damn about martin which is why it such an uproar and why people are so upset now – this is a completely seperate issue…

  • http://@struzadesigns struza

    @Yep: OMG, people are killed every day but YOU don’t talk about them. Some guy gets killed and it makes the news and you are all over that. To top that off, people make it seem all about the guys skin color. That ticksm e off. The only reason racism still exists is because people WANT it to exist. Get over the skin color, get a life, and just praise that you are alive and let those who wish to be sad over another’s death do so in peace.
    R.I.P. – Cory Monteith! You will forever be a Gleek!

  • xtincta

    lol @ Race card. Oh white people you never change. When we call out injustices due to race that’s your go to for how the world works. Minorities playing the race card, TYPICAL! Another white millionaire dies due to his own problems and you can’t help yourself but feel sympathy for him but a black kid gets murdered in cold blood and somehow WE are to fault for it. Nope I won’t do this right now. Enjoy your white privilege, you’ve certainly killed enough for it.

  • Matt

    @Neesa: And you’re showing your behind as the typical Latin that always sucks up to white people.

  • Ana

    Oh my god, Cory u will always be remembered , RIP Cory , Glee won’t be the same without u : (

  • keepitreal

    Why do people always talk about race? In fact, the ones who always talk about race are the ones who keep “mess” up because they cant get over what wasnt done to them. If you dont like where they brought you then leave, look at what was gained and be thankful. Had your ancestors not paid a price look where you would be, just as Jesus paid a price.