Rest in Peace Cory Monteith~ You will be Missed!

glee Cory & the boysA few years back, I had the pleasure of attending the first Glee concert tour and my friends got us back stage to meet some of the cast. While several of the cast greeted us with warm smiles, the one actor who was the most kind, gracious and enthusiastic about meeting the fans was Cory Monteith. He stayed for hours to meet with many devoted fans posing for pictures with everyone including yours truly and my friends who, let’s just say, fall out of Glee’s target demographic. Now, that is a great guy. He talked to us for a bit and was just so authentic and giving. Those were precisely the qualities he brought to his role of quarterback turned singing superstar Finn Hudson on Glee.
Unfortunately, as you all know, Monteith passed away this weekend from an overdose of alcohol and heroin. It was especially sad because Monteith had conquered his demons for so many years prior and blossomed as a wonderful actor and singer. I remember at the Glee concert, I was surprised at just how strong a live singer he was and how he held his own next to his powerhouse girlfriend Lea Michelle. His exuberance on stage was infectious as was his spirit in real life. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle and Cory’s family and friends and everyone at Glee. I’m grateful we had the time we did with Monteith but so devastated at his loss and the terrible illness that is addiction. Remember, there is help and hope out there if you are struggling.

For now, I want to leave you with some of Montieth’s best musical moments on Glee. Rest in Peace Cory!

Cory Monteith’s Best Musical Moments on Glee

And here’s the song from the episode that introduced many of us to Cory~ Glee “Don’t Stop Believin”

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