Yesterday the world awoke to the sad news that Glee star Cory Monteith had died following a suspected overdose. Since the news of his untimely death tributes have been pouring in, but his girlfriend Lea Michele is struggling to come to terms with his passing.
A spokesperson for Lea Michele had this to say yesterday evening to HollywoodLife.com. They said, “We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time. She is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable. She is devastated beyond belief.”
Tributes from friends and fellow co-stars have been posted on Twitter accounts and here are just a few. Zooey Deschanel wrote on Twitter, “What an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man,” while 20th Century Fox Television, the producers of Glee said in a statement, “He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”
A statement from Monteith’s PR company simply said, “We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss”, while fellow glee star Dot-Marie Jones wrote, “I have no words! My heart is broken.”
The passing of Cory Monteith is very sad indeed and all the staff at Hot Gossip would like to add their condolences to Lea, his family and all of his friends at this very sad time.