I woke up this morning to such sad news. My friend Lisa had texted me “Did you see that Finn died? Isn’t that crazy?” and it took me a moment before realizing what those words were actually saying. I immediately searched for news stories and it was everywhere. Cory Monteith was dead at 31, found in his Vancouver hotel room.
I can’t even begin to imagine what his friends and family are going through, what Lea is going through. I’m merely a fan and still completely stunned and heartbroken. I can’t wrap my head around it, that he won’t be gracing the halls of McKinley anymore, won’t be singing anymore, won’t be around anymore. Mark Salling (Puck)’s one-word tweet of “no” – which has since been deleted – is gut-wrenching in its simplicity.
Two summers ago, some friends and I had the chance to see him and the cast of Glee perform at the Air Canada Centre. The pictures are blurry, but what Cory brought to that character and his talent are clearly evident in his performances.
Rest in peace, Cory. The world is mourning.