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Kevin Zegers Talks Cory Monteith's Death, Received His Ashes

Kevin Zegers Talks Cory Monteith's Death, Received His Ashes

Kevin Zegers shows off some of his chest on the cover of Bello magazine‘s Sexy Issue for August 2013.

The 28-year-old Mortal Instruments: City of Bones actor talked with the mag about the death of his good friend Cory Monteith.

“There was a group of us who were there for the whole finding out up until now, and it’s been very, very strange,” Kevin said about spending time in Vancouver after Cory‘s death. He also shared that he took some of the late actor’s ashes back to Los Angeles.

“He’s probably the closest person I’ve ever lost,” Kevin added. “It was a heavy and weird month. Cory was the nicest man I knew. It’s a f–king horrible disease,” he said referring to his own past with addiction.

“By the grace of God, I’m not dead,” he said. “I think it’s something that constantly reveals itself as something that happens to people who, for whatever reason, don’t get well, and it was by no lack of him trying or anyone else trying to help him get well. Eventually, your body just says, ‘No, it’s enough.’ But it doesn’t make it any less sad or tragic. I think the problem people had was that he looked healthy and he never showed the struggles he was having.”

Kevin also talked about playing a gay character in his new film.

“The thing that I didn’t want was for him to be some generic, prototypical character, what people would expect from the gay character,” Kevin said. “For me, it was about creating a character whose sexuality didn’t matter…I actually don’t think it’s that big of a f–king issue anymore. Certainly not with me, and especially not with the generation that read this book. So it wasn’t something that we really focused on. But one thing I was aware of was the fact that there haven’t been many great examples of a really strong gay character, one of the leads in a really big movie who happens to be gay and who’s also kind of a badass.”

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7 Responses to “Kevin Zegers Talks Cory Monteith's Death, Received His Ashes”

  1. 1
    Leenah Says:

    I really like Kevin and I’ve been watching his movies for a long time now, I’m happy he’s finally getting some buzz because he’s underrated and a really good actor. And I’m sorry for him losing his friend, that’s sad, I can’t know what he’s feeling but I’m sure it hurts a lot.

  2. 2
    gossipguy Says:

    he is the most beautiful man ever zac who

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    Monica Says:

    Receiving his ashes? Time for Cory’s Mom to call his bullshit the same way she did it with the cousin. All these people just doing promotion with Cory’s death is disgusting. This Kevin guy did a lousy movie with Monteith last year, and suddenly he is one of his best buddies and went to Canada to be with his family and bringing the ashes to LA? I call this guy an opportunist and hope he is still remain a NOBODY.

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    CinemaTech Says:

    Gay Lovers

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    @Monica Says:

    I agree with you about his cousin but I think this one is genuine and I think that Cory and Kevin were actually good friends. Lea follows both Kevin and his wife on twitter. I wouldn’t be surprised if they bonded because of their simlar struggles. Maybe they were even closer than Cory and some of his castmembers (like Cory and Darren who never seemed to be close at all or Cory and Naya who doesn’t even seem to care).

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    tyler Says:

    My but he is just too sexy

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    ALECLIGHTWOOD Says:

    I feel so bad for him! But I’m so happy he doesn’t care that Alec is gay! The Mortal Instruments is by far one of my favorite books and Alec is one of my favorite characters and I’m proud that Kevin Zegers is Canadian!!

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