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  1. Drew says

    Lousy, sad news. It’s one of those shows that makes you feel better and then this happens to one of its strong, lead actors. I recall Leah Michelle was dating him in the real world also, so hopefully she gets through this.

  2. Matt26 says

    When a young and talented (famous or not) person dies and all the life ahead vanishes, it is so sad. Too young. All the support to his family and love ones.

  3. Moz's says

    PS

    supposedly he was out partying the night before with friends (?drugs and alcohol?)

    also supposedly Leah michelle is devastated and hysterical with many “pray for leah” statements being made by people close to her

  4. BluSunday says

    Hope that there is a shred of good that comes out of this senseless and terrible death–all deaths of anything other than illness or old age seem senseless and preventable to me on some level…and that is a higher level of awareness that we cannot sit by idly and trust that someone with a drug problem will get better by themselves and are not “instantly” better when they get out of rehab. I get nervouse when I hear, “fresh out of rehab, out partying with old friends” This young man had a tremendous support system and money and yet still succumbed to what is probably a drug-related cause of death. And yet there plenty of non-famous people with similar struggles and tired family and friends who would rather do less than more for so many–often justified–reasons. Stay with them, support them, love them, and keep them accountable. It’s not an easy road. And most of all teach kids not to start with drugs. It’s true some people can handle them, but many, many others can’t and you don’t know which you/they are until you’re in it. So many complicated feelings here.

  5. BluSunday says

    Hope that there is a shred of good that comes out of this senseless and terrible death–all deaths of anything other than illness or old age seem senseless and preventable to me on some level…and that is a higher level of awareness that we cannot sit by idly and trust that someone with a drug problem will get better by themselves and are not “instantly” better when they get out of rehab. I get nervouse when I hear, “fresh out of rehab, out partying with old friends” This young man had a tremendous support system and money and yet still succumbed to what is probably a drug-related cause of death. And yet there plenty of non-famous people with similar struggles and tired family and friends who would rather do less than more for so many–often justified–reasons. Stay with them, support them, love them, and keep them accountable. It’s not an easy road. And most of all teach kids not to start with drugs. It’s true some people can handle them, but many, many others can’t and you don’t know which you/they are until you’re in it. So many complicated feelings here.

  6. says

    He didn’t have the right look to be a big star. He shouldn’t have made it as far as he had with his features. His face is OK, but I’m just saying it isn’t star quality.

    Cory looks like someone who should be working as a summer intern at an office or a waiter at a Sunset Blvd. restaurant.

    I worked in casting and talent management for movies and TV shows and Cory probably would have been a lot happier as a background extra or doing stage work. Not everyone is meant for the spotlight. It can be too much to handle.

    This tragedy proves that.

  7. ger says

    No, RIP, this tragedy proves nothing. Monteith’s struggle with drugs started long before he had any fame. Fame only makes the drugs more affordable.

  8. datlaw says

    RIP, what a ridiculous comment. Dustin Hoffman, Angela Landsbury, Glenn Close, Jack Nicholson were never perfect looking.

    He was someone who supported the gay community and who seems to have been universally liked. May he rest now, and may his family and friends find peace.

  9. jamal49 says

    Gee, RIP, thanks so much for that pointless, unnecessary and ridiculous commentary about this young man’s untimely death. In the days to come, I am certain that we shall continue to rely on your expert analysis.

  10. says

    @DATLAW,

    Are you seriously comparing Cory Monteith to icons like Dustin Hoffman, Angela Lansbury, Glenn Close and Jack Nicholson??? THAT is ridiculous. You are delusional if you think they are in the same category. Their acting ability and powerhouse performances gave them the “star quality” I mentioned. For them, it has nothing to do with looks.

    Did Cory ever have a major role in a hit movie?

  11. Michael says

    It’s a shame but usually there’s a reason for an addiction. If I had my farm back I’d bet it, again, on his romance with Leah was a fabrication by the studios.

  12. Philip says

    When a young life ends so suddenly, regardless of how that young person died it’s a sad situation. I can only hope those that loved him can manage to find some peace.

  13. jjose712 says

    RIP: That must be one of the stupidest things i’ve read in a long time, because Cory had drug problems way before becoming famous.
    He had a lot of trouble as teenage, and frankly, a lot of people do drugs without being famous.

    And frankly, there’s no right look to became a star, a lot of people with the right looks didn’t break into stars, and a lot people without the right looks do.
    There’s something about talent and luck wich has a lot to do with how far you get in the profession

  14. Bob R says

    RIP if you worked in talent and casting I hope you’ve moved on to something else, you seem very superficial and narrow.

    This is sad news. Cory made Glee watchable, at least for me. I have seen him on interview shows and read some of his interviews and found him to be just an all around nice guy. He always managed to find work and maybe one day would have been a major star, now we’ll never know. The world is a little sadder place today with Cory gone. I’m sad. R.I.P, Cory, you’ll be missed.

  15. Bobby says

    This is so very sad. He first went into rehab when he was 19 and the last time was this past spring. This world is too full of pain for some people. The tender-hearted are the most vulnerable to succombe to the pain.

  16. jaragon says

    Sad, tragic story- he was a handsome talented young man that had attained something so many dream off but never get- stardom and fame. May he rest in peace.

  17. Smartypants says

    Years ago a friend worked at a restaurant in Vancouver with Cory Monteith and said that he was as genuinely nice as the character he portrayed on Glee. His castmates, particularly the guest stars have all said he was warm, welcoming and always prepared for his scenes. Whatever personal demons tortured him, it doesn’t sound like they ever affected how this fundamentally decent and kind man treated others.

    To the comment above about his funeral being targeted by Westboro or other hate groups, it’s fortunate Cory was Canadian and will almost certainly have his funeral there with his family and friends. Canadian customs won’t allow haters like the Phelps clan into the country to mar the mourning, and if they somehow do get into Canada, the laws in Canada won’t allow them to interfere as they do in the states.

  18. zenofobic says

    Funny how that police officer seems almost human and concerned for people and not at all caught up in his whole copness. Canadians are funny.

  19. Richard says

    Be on the lookout, because millions of gay kids and other misfits lost a idol and figure that gave them hope for a brighter tomorrow. Yhey will need new figures to keep hoping.

  20. JMC says

    This is so sad. I know he’s been struggling with his addiction since he was 13.. I feel so much sympathy for addicts who try and try and just cannot kicks drugs.

    Just think, he was set to marry Lea Michele in just a few weeks… I feel absolutely horrible for his friends, family and Lea.

  21. Dback says

    Right now, all that matters is that a beautiful, talented, and reportedly very kind young man has left us too soon. He leaves behind family, friends, co-workers, a devoted girlfriend, and legions of fans who are emotionally brokenhearted if not devastated. He had a huge impact on thousands if not millions of gay kids worldwide coming to terms with their sexuality, just hoping and praying they might find a Finn Hudson on their journey to give them some support and love.

    People can carp and have other comments about drug habits, etc. tomorrow. For today and tonight, let us grieve and mourn that another light has been taken from us (as someone pointed out: River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro…). We are losing too many of our young men, known and unknown, celebrated and forgotten/tossed aside by society, to drugs and addiction. We need to spend more time asking each other “Are you OK?” and “Do you need help?” and being kind, instead of concentrating on who can say the snarkiest or most cutting thing first.

    As Katharine Hepburn once said, “For the love of God, can’t we love each other just a little?”

  22. Mark says

    Such a tragedy than a good young man lost his battle to drug addiction–but perhaps even more tragic are those who gather in eager judgement.

    Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
    Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
 the Lord will be my light. –Michah 7:8

  23. Darrell says

    Waiting to hear the cause of his death, that happened here in his home country. Born in Calgary, Alberta and grew up in Victoria, British Columbia. It was a shock to see this happen to such an affable and honest guy who both recognized and sought help in the addiction problems he acknowledged he had.

    RIP Cory, Canada will miss you.

  24. reidh says

    Being Young and well off can lead to a certain lack of fear of “natural causes” that pile up and come upon one , say in one’s sleep. He probably had been warned, and counseled, to take it easy, and misread that.

  25. Betty Treacle says

    RIP – you have brought shame on respectable and hardworking trolls everywhere with that pathetic attempt. Didn’t you get the memo from the Grand Troll? Trolling forums with snippy and uncaring comments about people who’ve died is so 2011. Nobody’s doing that any more.

    Even by 2011 standards, your trolling attempts are weary and transparent. Take 3 demerits and consider yourself on a warning.

  26. Gabe R L says

    If ever an unnecessary comment was posted here on Towleroad, it was RIP’s. Can’t be at all compassionate, can you? The sort of person who gives casting agents in show business and fashion a bad name.

  27. Ron Oliver says

    Note to Internet Commenters:

    When a talented and famous young man dies, the correct response is “What a shame. Condolences to his family and friends, sympathies to his many fans”. Please keep idiotic and bitchy comments to yourself. Nobody cares about your stupid theories nor your meaningless opinions.

    Yours Truly, The Human Race.

  28. Jerry6 says

    What a tragic lose of a beautiful and talented man. It is too bad that his friends and Family, were not observant of his problems, and helped him.

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