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Cory Monteith Death: Former Co-star Says “It’s Just Really Upsetting”
Cory Monteith ’s ( Finn ) surprising death from a heroin overdose on July 13 there’s been an outpouring of kind words and fond memories about the Glee star. Most recently, Glee Season 4 guest star Nolan Gerard Funk (Warbler villain Hunter ) shared his thoughts about working alongside the fellow Canadian actor.
“It’s just really upsetting. I feel really bad for his family. It’s just hard to, I mean, I understand how hard loss is,” Nolan told the Huffington Post .
“I didn’t know Cory extremely well but we’d known each other for a long time,” he said. “We both use to audition in Vancouver, (B.C.).” In fact, Nolan ran into Cory the day before he auditioned to join the cast of Glee .
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“I didn’t even tell him I was going for the show because I didn’t really know I was going to get it. So he was a part of that experience for me,” the one-time Warbler explained.
Although the two didn’t work closely together on set, the veteran Gleek made an impression on the newer cast member.
“He was a really great guy,” Nolan said. “He never was causing problems. He never really let whatever he was struggling with kind of become a part of other people’s lives.”
Nolan first heard the news of Cory’s death late at night while in Seattle visiting friends. “Oh my God. Cory. Man. I can't. Praying for you man. You were a good soul,”
Nolan tweeted that evening. He and the rest of the Glee crew began filming Season 5 yesterday with plans in the works for a special Cory tribute episode.