It's been five days now since Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room, and the pain for many lives on. Now that the cause of Cory's death, mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol, has been confirmed and Cory's body was cremated Tuesday -- everyone is doing the best they can to handle the grief and move forward, including his Glee castmates.
Reactions from some of Cory's co-stars are slowly coming out in the media. Saddening photos were released yesterday of Dianna Agron, Jane Lynch, and Jenna Ushkowitz meeting for lunch and sharing an embrace. Twitter is flooded with love from Cory's McKinley classmates. Lynch went on The Tonight Show last night and shared some touching words about a beautiful man.
See how Cory's castmates are responding to the loss, here:
Jane Lynch had nothing but beautiful things to say about Cory last night on her Tonight Show appearance. Her words were bone chilling, saying that Cory was someone with "one of the biggest hearts" who "knew he was breathing rarefied air." Watch her touching interview, here:
Dianna Agron commented to The Hollywood Reporter about how hard the news was for her to hear, saying she "never lost a friend" before.
In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile ... Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone's hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me but my family.
I have chills. So many chills. I had the pleasure of meeting Dianna when Glee was shooting here in New York City a few years back, and she has such a kind heart. As someone who has lost a close friend in my life, I can identify with her. It's never easy, whether it's the first time death has stuck close to home or the tenth.
Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Will Schuester on Glee, paid tribute to Cory at a concert this past Sunday, singing "What I Did for Love" from A Chorus Line. Morrison told the crowd at Manhattan's 55 Below that Monteith was a "beautiful person" that left this world too soon. Watch clips of his performance, here:
And then there's Lauren Potter, who plays Becky Jackson. Potter tweeted this fantastic picture of her and her costar along with the messages, "Cory was always so nice to me. I have so many good memories," and "I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart."
Our thoughts and prayers are with Cory Monteith's friends, family, and castmates.
What are some of your favorite Cory Monteith moments?
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