Credit: FayesVision/ Photo: NeNe Leakes Smiles With Cory Monteith's Girlfriend, Lea Michele, in 2013

Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, July 13, and his family, friends, Glee co-stars, and countless others have been struggling to come to terms with the shocking and tragic news.

NeNe Leakes co-starred with Cory during Seasons 3 and 4 of the FOX drama, and she was understandably devastated to learn of his sudden passing. On July 14, NeNe tweeted, “These were fun times! I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon! RIP @corymonteith my prayers r wit u.”

She included a picture of herself with Cory, his girlfriend Lea Michele, and fellow Glee star Chord Overstreet along with the tweet.

In addition to her tweet, a source close to NeNe also confirmed to Hollywood Life that she was very shaken by the news. “She’s not taking it lightly at all. It’s just so tragic and it completely caught her off guard.”

Part of the reason why NeNe has been so affected by Cory’s death is because she has two sons of her own, and can’t fathom what she would do if something were to happen to either of them. “She has two boys of her own and if anything happened to one of them she’d be done — her life would be over. She can’t even imagine what his folks are going through. It’s just too much,” the source continued.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cory’s family, friends, and fans during this devastating time. Feel free to share your thoughts below.

Source: Hollywood Life