Amber Riley (Mercedes) broke her silence first, writing on July 18, “Yesterday I got to sit with my Glee family and remember a man I considered a brother and friend. With a very heavy heart, RIP Cory Monteith.”
Cory’s girlfriend, Lea Michele (Rachel), is very much in Amber’s mind. The Glee actress then added, “Continued prayer for his family and Lea. Sendings hugs to all you gleeks.”
Her co-star Chord Overstreet (Sam) tweeted not long after, writing, “Thank you guys for all the love and prayers you've been sending out. Means a lot.”
Naya also took to Twitter, addressing the situation in a less direct way. “Getting back to feeling like myself again thanks to a relaxing London Town pamper day. Thank you for all of the support this week,” she wrote.
As heartbreaking as the news of Cory’s death is, we love to see how the Glee cast is coming together to support each other in this difficult time. On July 16, Dianna and Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) were spotted hugging Glee crew member Aristotle “Telly” Kousakis, presumably at the same group meeting Amber referenced in her tweet.