Cory Monteith Dead: 'Glee' Cast & Crew Reacts to Death
The actor was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver after not checking out at the time he was expected to leave on Saturday (July 13).
After the news spread, Cory‘s co-star and very close friend Mark Salling tweeted a simple “no” on his account.
Other co-stars including The Glee Project winner Damian McGinty, Kristin Chenoweth, Dot-Marie Jones, Lauren Potter, and Iqbal Theba have released statements, as well as some of the other cast and crew from the show.
Click inside to see what the Glee cast is saying about Cory Monteith‘s death…
Mark Salling: “no”
Damian McGinty: “The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I’ve met. Can’t believe it.”
Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes, guest star): “RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.”
Lauren Potter (Becky): “I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart… I hope my #glee family is ok right now. I love them all.”
Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Bieste): “I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER… I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HID FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL!”
Josh Sussman (Jacob Ben Israel): “I am so saddened to hear about Cory. He was such a great guy/Super-kind &warm. A tragic loss. My heart goes out to all his friends & family.”
Iqbal Theba (Principal Figgins): “OMG!! My Cory…”
Cheyenne Jackson (Dustin Goolsby, guest star): “What I will remember about Cory Monteith is that he was talented, funny and absolutely kindhearted. We lost a gentleman. RIP”
Nolan Funk (Hunter Clarington, a Warbler): “Oh my God. Cory. Man. I can’t. Praying for you man. You were a good soul… Thanks for always being kind Cory. You came a long way from hanging on the beaches in vancouver with the gang pre Glee. Sending you love bud”
Lindsay Pearce (Harmony, runner up of The Glee Project season one): “All my love to his family, and his loved ones. I’m so sorry and my heart goes out to you.”
Patrick Gallagher (Ken Tanaka): “So very sad…too soon for a really wonderful and talented guy #RipCoryMonteith”
Jennifer Aspen (Kendra Giardi, Terri’s Sister): “Corey Monteith. OMG this is not right. Was ALWAYS a sweetheart. Prayers for him and the people he has left.”
Curt Mega (Nick Warbler): “Heartbroken to hear of Cory’s passing. He was kind, hardworking, immensely talented & always fun to work with. Prayers for his loved ones.”
Lamarcus Tinker (Shane Tinsley): “R.I.P @CoryMonteith .It was honor & privilege,to have worked with him. My prayers are with his family & friends! Much Love Always! God Bless”
Adam Shankman (Frequent Glee Director): “Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much…”
Alex Anders (Glee‘s Music Producer): “Heartbroken by the loss of my friend @CoryMonteith Praying for his family and loved ones. Such a good hearted man that will be sorely missed”
Adam Anders (Glee‘s Music Producer): “Words can’t express my grief. I lost a brother today. God please take care of my friend @CoryMonteith”