Ugh, we still can't believe Glee's Cory Monteith is gone. And Lea Michele and the rest of the cast and crew can't believe it either. They are still in mourning, as we are. Fans of the show and Cory are still so concerned and devastated that Fox TV released a statement today about Cory's Glee memorial service because interest was so high. Here's what happened.
Fox said in a statement:
Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.
I can only imagine what this was like. It must have been surreal, everyone standing around sharing memories of a man they had every reason they would believe they would see again.
Lea, especially, must just feel like she's in a nightmare. Reportedly, she and Cory were about to move in together. And he was planning her birthday party, which is this month. Now instead of celebrating, she will be mourning.
It's nice that music was included in the memorial, as music was such a big part of his life. He got the part of Finn Hudson by singing REO Speedwagon's "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore"; Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" became his signature tune on the show.
It sounds like it was a lovely tribute to Cory. His fans will also see a tribute show on Glee, which will be difficult to watch but will be a wonderful way to honor his memory and talent.
Here's Cory and Lea talking about his audition. Will you continue to watch Glee?
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