Glee co-star reflects on Cory Monteith’s Death a Year Later
The somber one-year anniversary of Cory Monteith’s (Finn) death is coming up this Sunday, July 13, and already some of his co-stars are dreading the day, using it as a marker to reflect on what the last 12 months have been like without him.
Jane Lynch (Sue) recently spoke to Australia’s Daily Telegraphand revealed, "[Cory Monteith’s death] was really tough, he was such a bright light and such a sweet man and he really was the show for us. Not just was he an important character in the show, but who Cory was as a person, he was such a sweet wonderful guy.”
Jane also acknowledged that the show now has a “huge gap” because of Cory’s passing, but the cast and crew think about him all the time because “in the choir room we have a picture of him up there and we look at it every day.”
“I am glad it is there and there it will remain as long as we are doing the show,” she continued. On July 10 it was finally confirmed that Glee’s sixth and final season will have 13 episodes (cut down a bit from the standard 22) so knowing Cory’s photo will be on set until the show ends warms our hearts.
Speaking about the one-year anniversary of Cory’s death this Sunday, Jane went on to say, “It has almost been a year and it is very sad. It was really difficult not just for the actors, but for the crew. The crew probably knew him better than anybody because the crew is there everyday and it was hard."
Cory’s estranged father, Joe, also talked about the upcoming anniversary of his son’s passing recently, noting that he still has “the empty feeling inside.”
Can you believe it’s already been a year since Cory’s tragic death? Feel free to leave any kind words about him and what he meant to you below.