So sad! Two months after Cory’s tragic death, the cast of ‘Glee’ said goodbye to their beloved co-star in a special tribute episode. Fans watching at home also honored Cory by making #RememberingCory trend on Twitter.
Tonight’s episode of Glee wasn’t just emotional for Cory Monteith‘s girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, 26, and the rest of the cast. Fans far and wide wept while watching the Oct. 10 tribute episode to the late star. They took to Twitter, as did the cast, to praise the episode and voice their sorrow over saying goodbye to Cory. Read on to see what they had to say.
‘Glee’ Cory Monteith Tribute Episode — Fans React To Show On Twitter
There wasn’t a dry eye on Twitter after this heartbreaking tribute. Male and female fans of all ages tweeted that they couldn’t hold back their tears over Cory.
— αмαи∂α (@iStay4Selena) October 11, 2013
— • Paola • (@paola_sanchez62) October 11, 2013
I couldn’t even finish watching the episode I’ve been sitting in my room crying for 10 minutes #RememberingCory
— bby (@bbybieber_) October 11, 2013
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) October 11, 2013
— Hilary Flint (@hilaryflint) October 11, 2013
So sad! Even the tweets make us want to cry. But we’re so happy that fans were given the opportunity to get some closure about the death of Cory — and his amazing character Finn Hudson.
Mike O’Malley: Cory Monteith ‘Glee’ Tribute Is ‘Remarkable’
Mike O’Malley, who played Cory’s stepfather on Glee, had nothing but great things to say about Cory and the tribute when he appeared on Ellen earlier in the day on Oct 10. He said it was extremely emotional for the cast and crew to film, and predicted that it would be heartbreaking for fans who knew Cory as his character, Finn. Boy, was he right about that!
“Cory Monteith was a great guy,” Mike, 46, said. “He was my stepson on the show and a terrific, terrific actor and sadly he died this summer.”
“I think that the writers, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, have taken this incredible task — which was to write a story about a character that passed away — and yet honor the actor and really show the audience the love that the cast and the crew, but also that the audience, had for him,” Mike adds.
The episode remembered Finn in song, but did not reveal the cause of his death. Most fans on Twitter seemed to think the tribute was very “tasteful.”
“It was a really remarkable episode, and I think it’s one of the most beautiful episodes they’ve ever written on that show,” Mike says. “You realize when doing this episode, it’s about someone who’s gone. [The hard thing] is that you wanted to honor him. You wanted to honor his life . . . It’s really emotional for an audience, whether you knew him personally or not.”
We continue to send our thoughts and prayers out to everyone affected by Cory’s death.
— Tierney McAfee