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Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, and Other 'Glee' Stars Pay Tribute To Cory Monteith
Updated: Feb 5, 2014 8:13 pm
In Touch Weekly
It has been an upsetting week for the
family following the tragic death of co-star
Over the past few days,
have paid tribute to their fallen friend.
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On Wednesday night while on
The Tonight Show
, Jane fought back tears as she recalled fond memories of the late actor.
“Cory had one of the biggest hearts, a real bright light. He was one of those guys. He knew he was breathing rarefied air – the gift that this wonderful show gave us,” she explained.
Jane, who plays Sue Sylvester on the television show, shared a lot of screen time with Cory’s character, Finn Hudson.
“He was one of those guys who was always aware that it was a gift. He was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people who would – he’d fly to Mexico, he’d throw parties for his friends.”
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Earlier in the day, co-star Dianna Agron, who played Quinn, also released a statement.
“I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile. Glee was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry. We really cut our teeth and grew up on this show. In playing underdogs, we learned that we had dug into the hearts of our viewers and that we could stay there.”
Dianna and Cory played love interests for a brief time in the first season of
“Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone’s hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me, but my family. My heart goes out to his family, to Lea, to everyone that is struggling with the loss of our friend. We will miss you Cory. We will always carry a piece of you with us.”
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Though Darren Criss has not made any direct statements regarding the passing of his friend, the actor wore a black ribbon to honor Cory at the premiere of his new movie
Girl Most Likely
also reported earlier this week that co-star
dedicated a song at his most recent concert to his late co-star.
A private memorial service will be held for Cory in his Los Angeles home on Friday night.
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