We wish we could say we were filled with “glee” in celebrating Cory Monteith’s birthday, but there is part of us that is sad that he’s not here to celebrate. May 11 marks what would have been Cory’s 33rd birthday. Though he was only with us briefly, Cory touched a lot of fans – Gleeks and non-Gleeks alike. Join HollywoodLife.com as we us look back in a celebration of Cory’s life!
Cory Monteith will certainly live on. Glee recently completed shooting its sixth and final season, and the cast is still coming to terms with the fact that the show is done for good. Lea Michele, Darren Criss and others from the musical series recently dropped by Ellen to discuss what it was like on set, and they even talked about the ways that they could feel Cory during those final days.
“Don’t Stop Believin'” will always be Glee‘s signature song, and even though the series just wrapped filming, that doesn’t mean it’s the last we’ll hear it. Case in point: the Family Equality Council awards on Feb. 28, which saw some of our favorite Gleeks together again. Lea Michele, Darren Criss and others were all on hand to lift us up with that Journey classic, but who sang Finn’s (Cory Monteith) part?
Mark Salling and rest of the cast of Glee wrapped filming for the final season on Saturday, Feb. 21, but he didn’t leave the Paramount lot empty handed. Mark was close friends with his former co-star, Cory Monteith, who tragically died due to a drug overdose on July 13, 2013. And in an effort to keep Cory close to his heart, Mark took home the plaque of Cory’s onscreen character, Finn, which hung in McKinley High’s choir room after his death.
Lea Michele and rest of the cast of Glee wrapped filming for the final season on Feb. 21. They celebrated by eating ice cream, posing for photos, and taking home a few souvenirs. Lea, who tragically lost the love of her life and her longtime co-star, Cory Monteith, due to a drug overdose on July 13, 2013, took home his character Finn’s jersey. It obviously meant a lot to her.
It’s really the beginning of the end for Glee, and we have so many questions about what will happen on the final season. Thankfully, we got some answers from cast member, Billy Lewis Jr., who is joining the show for the sixth season as Mason, a twin cheerleader.
So sad — Mark Salling, 32, feels as though there is major void in ‘Glee’s’ final season with the absence of Cory Monteith. “I still think about him all the time,” he reveals — check out the rest of his heartbreaking interview.