As Harry wrote with the post, “This is how I remember him. Kind hearted. Incredibly funny. Extremely passionate.”
Their fellow Glee star, Naya Rivera (Santana) previously told The Hollywood Reporter, "The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed.” Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuester) performed A Chorus Line’s “What I Did For Love” in honor of his “brother” Cory on July 14. Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) told Jay Leno, "Cory's one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light. He was one of those guys that ... you know, he knew he was breathing rarified air ... the gifts that this wonderful show gave us.”
Cory died of an accidental overdose resulting from "a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” on Saturday, July 13 on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada. He was 31.