"Chris Colfer looking well dressed and somewhat sleepy at the Nylon shoot."
"If I could reach that high I’d smack you for posting that picture!"
If you came to this story hoping for more details about how and why Cory Monteithis no longer with us, you are in the wrong place.
If you are a fan seeking comfort that some members of the press are grieving just as much as you, this is for you.
This is a personal account from one of the (many) reporters who covered Glee since it began, written solely because I can’t stop crying over the news, and feel the need to tell you fans that you are not alone in your devastation.
After the tragic news broke Saturday that Cory had been found in a Vancouver hotel room, various members of the press took to Twitter to reflect on what a truly sincere and sweet guy he was, calling him things like “incredibly kind,” “always courteous,” “humble, down to earth,” “always honest and unaffected" and "the absolute nicest.”
We have covered celebrity deaths before. This one is different.
From the producers and cast and crew and fans on the street to, yes, even the reporters who covered the show, it seems that in Cory’s time in Hollywood, no one really ever had a single bad word to say about the guy.
In case you don’t know a whole lot about this town, that doesn’t happen.
At every Glee press event, from before the show first aired until it became an award-winning success, Monteith was kind and respectful, carefully listening to questions, giving thoughtful and playful answers, and never taking himself too seriously.
If you asked your 18 millionth question about Finn and Rachel, he would smile and do his absolute best to give you something the fans would appreciate hearing.
If you wanted to snap a selfie with him, he wouldn’t just oblige, he would tell you some fun little tricks on how to make you looks the best (“Who cares about me?”) and keep snapping photos until he thought the pic did you justice.
And I will never forget that during my first visit to the Glee set in season one, as we watched a performance scene in which Cory was sweating buckets and giving every ounce of everything he had, one of the producers turned to me and said, “No one works harder than Cory. No one. He is everything this show is about.”
There are no words for how much he will be missed.
RIP, Cory. You are loved.
Cory died a true hero. If you ever read To Kill a Mockingbird, you can relate Cory to Mrs. Dubose and her struggle with addiction. She worked really hard to try and fight it, and Atticus explained to his children how much courage she showed because she died having beaten this addiction. Cory went to rehab because he wanted to get help and he wanted to get better. He fought this addiction but died with so much courage. He was such a strong person and always will be. RIP.
Cory calls me hella-booty, ‘cause he thinks I have a great booty.
You will be dearly missed.
"I wanted to make sure that whenever she feels lonely she can look up at the sky and no matter where I am she can know that I’m looking down on her…"
Only the good die young… we’ll miss you Cory ♡
Who are you closest to on set?
-I would say Lea. She bought me an inflatable remote-controlled shark balloon. Best gift I’ve ever receieved!
Describe Cory Monteith in one word.
-Oh, you can’t make me pick one word for him. That’s not fair. We could talk about that in detail.
Cory Monteith friendships:
↳ Darren Criss
Can we just reflect on the hilarious and amazing things Cory has done over the span of his life? Remember when he made Lea her twitter account and put her password as rachelberry?
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Cory Monteith - May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013
REST IN PEACE…
This one hurts more than anything ever has hurt me before.
This supposed to happen in real life, im crying so hard. R.I.P Cory