Monday, July 15, 2013

Cory Monteith (1982-2013)

Glee fans are heartbroken over the sudden passing Saturday of one of the show's stars.

Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday. Cause of death has not yet been determined, but the actor-singer, 31, had a history of substance abuse issues. No one is more devastated, it seems, than Monteith's co-star/girlfriend, Lea Michele, according to reports.

While I don't follow Glee myself, all I could come up with was this clip from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which Monteith, in the course of an interview, recreates his Glee audition. Uploaded by the talk show's YouTube channel:

With Glee on Summer vacation (and pre-empted this week for the All-Star Game), Fox will likely rush out a tribute, or they'll honor Monteith on the season opener in the fall. Rest in peace.


magicdog said...

Another entertainer throws away his life and career for booze and drugs. The BC coroner reported it was a mix of heroin and alcohol that did Monteith in.

I am so sick of seeing these idiots who get so much just toss it all away for a needle. I don't watch Glee, but I am curious how they will kill off the character when production resumes.

hobbyfan said...

The NYC tabloids had the headline on the front page today on the coroner's findings. Sad. Just when you thought he'd beaten his demons, they beat him instead.

The culture in Hollywood has to change. Get rid of the drugs and the peer pressure, and maybe things'll get better.

Yeah, I know. Wishful thinking.