“People are going to focus on this last chapter as a bad thing but...his life is full of beautiful stories and triumphs and failures and successes that it doesn’t matter about his problems. It matters about the lives that he changed,” Richard told Canada’s Global News on Monday.
Richard, who last saw his cousin earlier this year, said he was “a beautiful person” who was his “hero.”
“When someone as genuine as him makes it in Glee it was able to amplify who he is to the world. That’s why I’m not the only one mourning and my family’s not the only people mourning,” he added.
Cory struggled with drugs and alcohol for most of his life, and, as anyone tuned into the world of entertainment knows all too well, those particular beasts sometimes don’t let go until they’ve claimed the brightest stars.