Cory Monteith: Stars react to "Glee" actor's death

Cory Monteith: Stars react to

Cory Monteith: Stars react to "Glee" actor's death

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by Lauren Moraski

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Posted on July 15, 2013 at 7:45 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 8:03 AM

Cory Monteith's death at age 31 has sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood and the music community.

The "Glee" star was found dead inside his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday. Shortly after the news broke early Sunday, celebrities reacted on Twitter, posting heartfelt messages and sending prayers and love to Monteith's family, friends and girlfriend, "Glee" actress Lea Michele.

Monteith is being remembered as a talented actor and performer, as well as an "incredible" and "good" guy by those who knew him.

Lea Michele asks for privacy


Actress Kaley Cuoco tweeted that she "can't speak," while Kristin Chenoweth, who guest-starred on "Glee," wrote, "You will always be loved. Always." Gwyneth Paltrow, who also appeared on "Glee," said, "Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family." And a note on the official "Glee" Twitter page stated: "We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

Read on for more tributes to the late actor:
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.
-- Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 14, 2013

Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling
-- Kim Kardashian (@KimKardashian) July 14, 2013

Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to hisfamily and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.
-- Katy Perry (@katyperry) July 14, 2013

How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.
-- Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) July 14, 2013

Shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Cory Monteith. All my love to his family, friends & girlfriend. #TooSoon
-- oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) July 14, 2013

One of the kindest people I've ever met! My heart breaks for Cory's family and loved ones... You will be missed and forever loved Cory!
-- Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) July 14, 2013

I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking... #corymonteith RT @aurosan: No no no no no no no: http://t.co/zQZasD3N37
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) July 14, 2013

Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends.
-- Lance Bass (@LanceBass) July 14, 2013

Such a tragedy when a young person passes - whether famous or who just happens to be in the wrong place or circumstances.
-- Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) July 14, 2013

#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can't speak.
-- Kaley Cuoco (@KaleyCuoco) July 14, 2013

Speechless. And for the worst reason.
-- Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 14, 2013

RIP Cory Montieth... Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad.... #TooYoungToDie
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) July 14, 2013

Way too soon. A very nice & good guy. RT @joshgad: RIP Cory Monteith. Gone way too soon.
-- Joel McHale (@joelmchale) July 14, 2013

I'm gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. Lets respect their space as they grieve.
-- Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev) July 14, 2013

This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.
-- zooey deschanel (@ZooeyDeschanel) July 14, 2013

My thought love & prayers are going out to the friends & family of Cory Monteith my he rest in peace!
-- Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) July 14, 2013

With ever ounce of my body praying about Cory and his family and his friends. God bless all involved. Heart broken.
-- Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) July 14, 2013

So heartbreaking to hear about Cory Monteith...my deepest condolences to his friends and family.
-- Ellen Page (@EllenPage) July 14, 2013

So sad to hear the news about Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and friends.
-- Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 14, 2013

Wow, just read the news about Cory Monteith. How sad, way too young. I hope he's at peace. Prayers go out to his family & friends.
-- LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) July 14, 2013

Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith.
-- Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 14, 2013

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news about Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his family and Lea Michelle.
-- The Real Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) July 14, 2013

Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels... Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
-- Rihanna (@rihanna) July 14, 2013

I can't fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace
-- Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) July 14, 2013

RIP Cory Monteith. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones.
-- Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) July 14, 2013

I just heard the news.This is so sad. My heart goes out to his family & friends, specially Lea Michelle.Rest in peace Cory #RipCoryMonteith
-- Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) July 14, 2013


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