There's no doubting that Cory Monteith's shocking death on July 13 shook all of Hollywood. As time carries on, Monteith's Glee co-stars are slowly speaking out, sharing their grief and memories of their friend and brother with the world. The cast and crew gathered last Thursday for a memorial service, an emotional celebration of Cory's life.
Now, his cast mates are coming together once again to remember his legacy in another way: a scholarship. According to InTouch, Adam Shankman, who directed several episodes of the hit series, announced a scholarship in honor of the late actor at a gala for the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a dance charity, over the weekend. Some of Cory's co-stars have already donated money to the scholarship through the Dance Educators of America, including Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Darren Criss, and Jane Lynch.
Wow. What a beautiful, beautiful gesture.
When you lose someone close to you, it's hard to put aside your feelings of grief and move forward. For the cast of Glee, who is just about to reunite and film the next season, they're constantly reminded that one of their best friends and co-stars won't be around to join them. To say that's painful, well, that's an understatement.
By putting their support behind this charity, though, Cory's co-stars are thinking about the future. It hurts my heart thinking that people may just remember Cory as another star who died of drug abuse instead of his fantastic legacy. This scholarship enables other upcoming artists to develop their talents and harvest them the way Cory did. It's a beautiful opportunity. This scholarship fund will commemorate Cory and his beautiful legacy for many years to come.
What is your favorite memory of Cory Monteith?
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Going to baseball games
Riding bike rides in the nice weather
Playing outside after work/school
Going for walks outside