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Cory Monteith Death: Fox & 'Glee' Producers Release Statement

Cory Monteith Death: Fox & 'Glee' Producers Release Statement

Glee‘s executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television, and the Fox Broadcasting Company have spoken out after the tragic death of Cory Monteith.

“We are deeply saddened by this tragic news,” a joint statement read. “Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

The 31-year-old 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).

Celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their condolences, while the cast and crew of Glee also shared their sentiments on the shocking news.

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# 1

I miss you Cory :( I love you …..

# 2

The entertainment industry should take some responsibility for this young man death. Glee knew of his addiction and did nothing. Most employers require drug testing, but the industry doesn’t care.

# 3

He was one of the nicest people in the cast of glee

# 4

RIP too sad very young to die.

# 5

he inspired me so much my heart is broken without him and lea i wouldnt want to be a singer he was the kindest person and a hell of actor i hope one day i can see him in heaven and thank him for giving me strength to be who i want be and without him i wouldhave never and i mean never have the courage to act sing or anything he gave me confidence he will be missed love you cory

# 6

@BB: What a disturbing thing to say. Cory was in fact in and out of rehab, he made his addiction public. The only industry that takes ‘drug testing’ are athletes – this is for obvious reasons. Even then its easy to cheat your way through. Don’t put the blame on some one else. Drug addiction is mostly self help anyway. How is the entertainment industry got any blame to do with this? Cory unfortunately decided to put these substances in this own mouth, no one forced him to. Just like no one forced Michael Jackson or Heath Ledger to do the same.
Either way, no blame game.

Rest in Peace Cory. You will be missed by many in the world – some who you didn’t even meet, but still feel the effects of your death.

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