The world lost a fair share of legends in 2013, in the entertainment industry and outside of it. But with every star, like Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, the amazing outpouring of support and love that followed their deaths proved how much they meant to the world. As we turn the page on 2013, let’s remember the stars we lost this year.
Glee revolved around the relationship between Rachel, (Lea Michele), and Finn, (Cory Monteith) — but everything changed after Cory passed away after his battle with addiction inevitably took his life on July 13 at the tender age of 31. Co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed on Oct. 18 at an event at the Paley Center that he always imagined the ending of the show — and it was a scene between Rachel and Finn. Now, in an extremely emotional excerpt from the eulogy Ryan delivered at a private memorial service for the late star, fans will be moved by the beautiful ending that Ryan always wanted for the show — and the characters.
We’ve heard Lea Michele‘s extremely strong voice on Glee over the years, but for the first time ever, we got to see her perform her own song live on Ellen! Watch the amazing video below.
Lea Michele‘s Dec. 12 interview on Ellen didn’t leave a dry eye in the audience, since she spoke about what it was like working with her Glee “family” again after the passing of her boyfriend, Cory Monteith. She also said she wants “rise” from her grief for Cory, because he inspired her to do her best, and his love made her feel like the “luckiest girl in the world.”
After losing her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith in July, Lea Michele has been finishing her first album and spending a great deal of time with her family. The 27-year-old actress’ first single will be out Dec. 10, and she says that in a way, it saved her.
When Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) lost the love of her life, Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith), and returned to McKinley High to put him to rest, the episode honestly and powerfully reflected her deep grief and the grief of the entire Glee cast.
Meanwhile, at McKinley, the New Directions took on twerking! However, it wasn’t all fun and games. Marley (Melissa Benoist) came face to face with Jake (Jacob Artist)’s secret hook up, which aggressively tore her apart — and ultimately led her to a serious wrecking ball (and some brick throwing).