Sunday, July 14, 2013

RIP Cory Monteith (1982-2013)

The terrible news coming out of Vancouver very late last night seemed like such a hoax. Cory Monteith, star of Glee as the football quarterback turned lead male vocalist Finn Hudson, was dead at age 31. And yet it was tragically so very true as Vancouver PD made a statement to the media letting them know that they found Monteith in a hotel room after he failed to checkout earlier that day, already deceased, with the cause of death not readily apparent and no sign of foul play.

Earlier this year, he went into rehab for substance addiction, putting into the spotlight an aspect of his life that has plagued him since he was a teenager. The show was forced to write him out in the last couple of episodes this season because of this, but they surely now have a more devastating task of dealing with this permanent loss on the show.

I hadn't always been a fan of his character Finn on Glee, but I never carried those feelings over towards the actor who always seemed so genial and humble. Plus he was one of the reasons why the pilot of Glee worked as well as it did especially with Monteith and the rest of his co-stars singing Don't Stop Believin' to end the pilot. My hearts goes out to his family and friends. Rest in peace.

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