The cast of Glee — both past and present — assembled Oct. 10 to say goodbye to two of their own. Not only was this week’s episode a tribute to Cory Monteith, who lost his life on July 13, but it was also a send-off for Finn Hudson, the quarterback who sang his way into America’s hearts over the course of the past four years.
After being estranged from Joe Monteith for 11 years, Cory Monteith came back into his life in 2011 when he paid his father a visit. Little did Joe know that would be the last time he ever saw his son. Joe says he wakes up heartbroken every morning because he didn’t get to say goodbye to Cory after his ex-wife Ann McGreggor excluded him from the viewing. Read on for more details.
Mike O’Malley had nothing but great things to say about Cory Monteith, as well as the Glee tribute episode, when he paid a visit to Ellen on Oct. 10. He said it was emotional for the cast and crew to film, and it’ll be heartbreaking for the audience who knew Cory as his character, Finn.
It’s been nearly three months since the tragic loss of Cory Monteith, and his girlfriend on and off-screen Lea Michele has been working through the pain, leaning on her Glee castmates, and fondly remembering her late boyfriend for all the cute and funny things he did, and the wonderful man he was.
Lea Michele must know how much she’s loved! Glee creator Ryan Murphy gathered some of Lea’s co-stars and closest friends this week in the midst of the Cory Monteith tribute episode, to make sure she was ok, a source close to her told HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Lea Michele has got to be one of the strongest women in Hollywood. After her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith‘s tragic death, she worked hard to keep her Glee cast-mates strong, and we can’t even imagine how difficult it was for her to film the emotional tribute episode. However, HollywoodLife.com has now learned exclusively that watching the episode may just be too hard for her to watch.
In the promo for Glee‘s tribute episode, “The Quarterback,” the halls of McKinley High are silent and deserted. During an emotional rendition of “Make You Feel My Love,” we see both old and new faces remembering their classmate, Finn Hudson, while they also remember their true friend, Cory Monteith.