Chris Colfer's Cory Monteith Tribute Is Beautiful & Perfect

chris colfer cory monteithIt's been nearly two weeks since Glee's Cory Monteith died, and there was one significant costar we still hadn't heard from. Yesterday at last Chris Colfer broke his silence with a loving tribute to his friend. He posted a screen shot from an interview he did with Cory. "I'll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions. Love and miss you, buddy," reads the caption.

Beautiful. I love everything about it -- the frozen shot of a fleeting image, the two of them together, the way it's on a TV screen, since that's what brought them together. I love that Chris found a very particular memory, the faces they made after awkward interview questions, and that it's a funny memory. And I love that Chris looks a little wistful in the photo, but Cory is grinning. And of course, there's Chris' sly reference to the false gay rumors that followed them. (Well, that's how I read it.)

I can understand why it's taken Chris a while to respond to Cory's death. It must have been a great disappointment. I don't know how much of a shock it was. I think he and others were aware that Cory was struggling, and maybe they knew this terrible end was always a possibility, even while they hoped it would never happen. Still, it would be a terrible emotional blow, and who can blame Chris for taking some time to privately mourn and mull it all over.

And maybe Chris also felt it would be more appropriate for people who were closer to Cory -- like Lea Michele -- to make their statements first. But of course fans still want to hear from Chris as well, and we're all glad he finally did. This was just perfect. We'll probably hear more from him soon enough.

What do you think of Chris Colfer's tribute to Cory Monteith?


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Roses... Rosesandlilys

I <3 Chris. I think its wonderful.

nonmember avatar Stella

That's a screenshot from their last interview together. They were always so funny together. RIP, Cory.

Marlislash Gabs

For me Cory was like a old and protectrice big brother to Chris, Chris needed his time to "digeste" this horrible news, after Lea and Cory's family i like to think that Chris loved him like them, he lost a big brother, this message is incredible sweet if you think about that.

Tricia LaBeau

MAYBE he didn't issue a statement sooner because he lost a really good friend and has been grieving. Can't people just leave them alone to grieve?!

nonmember avatar Steph

I liked it because he said something real and relevant to their friendship. In my opinion, he had no need to make any statement, particularly while dealing with Cory's sudden passing. There's nothing that says one must bare one's soul because one is a celebrity. That's their private business. Some have decided to make statements, either on their own or via reps. That's fine and I respect that. But I also respect those who, like Chris, Darren, Lea and others have not made statements, because it's THEIR business and their friend. My mother died suddenly at a moderately young age and in a fairly traumatic event. I withdrew, dealing with it. It might feel to some of the cast & crew that discussing something so personal in an open forum with people who didn't care would lessen the emotions and the loss. So I respect all of them for doing what they need to do, to remember the loss of a good man and a good friend.

nonmember avatar CoryGirl_19

Let's get something straight, first Lea Michele wasn't the only person in this world who loved Cory nor was she the closest to him in the glee cast. I don't care if they were really a couple or not Cory always had a soft spot for Chris Colfer! In fact they bonded first when glee got essembled. And as for not speaking out right away on Cory's death, Chris just lost someone he loved dearly, someone he considered one of his closest friends. If you go back and watch their old interviews, or watch their amazing onscreen chemistry in glee and look up pictures of them together you'd understand why he's been silent for nearly two weeks. I don't appreciate assumptions that he just didn't talk because he wanted Lea to grieve first because according to you and most media people "she was closest to him". No I think Chris's silence spoke volumes to how much Cory Monteith meant to him. He didn't need to say anything although his message was very beautuful and heartfelt. My thoughts are with Chris and the rest of the cast who are clearly hurting over this tragic loss.

nonmember avatar ron montieth

this guy is a liar, corey did not die, i would know he is my cousin

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