One by one, the cast members of "Glee" are coming to terms with the loss of their colleague and friend, Cory Monteith.
Naya Rivera and Dianna Agron have opened up publicly about how they considered Monteith not only a friend but a family member, and it sounds like Jane Lynch would say the same.
The newly single actress told "The Tonight Show's" Jay Leno on Wednesday that her late co-star had "the biggest heart," and that she always admired his spirit of adventure.
"[He] was a real bright light. He's one of those guys that, he knew he was breathing rarefied air," Lynch said. "He was one of those guys, he was always aware that it was a gift. He was quite generous, and one of those adventurous types of people."
Lynch remembered how Monteith would fly to Mexico on a whim, and throw a party for a pal in a heartbeat.
"I don't think he left one day unlived. He was a real bright light in our family," Lynch said. "We've lost a really great guy."
Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, on July 13. A coroner later found that the 31-year-old, who had struggled with substance abuse issues, died of a mixed drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol.
The star's battled with substance abuse was channeled into his last role in a crime drama called "McCanick," but his last known video, taped on the plane to Vancouver for a fan, showed Monteith encouraging the "Gleek" to "stay out of trouble and stay in school."
According to the Global News, Monteith recorded the impromptu clip at the request of a flight attendant, whose boyfriend's daughter enjoys "Glee."
That sort of affable openness was common, Lynch said Wednesday.
"He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him," she said of Monteith. "That's the kind of guy he was. Just a real giver."
He should be remembered as a drug addict and alcoholic ... that's what he was, after all.
I guess the word empathy isn't in your dictionary. Addiction is a disease not a choice you idiot. Get educated before you make such uninformed comments.
He was an actor I never heard of.....Next!
and yet you felt the desire to read the article, and comment. makes sense.
Yeah, she is not high doing that interview? His friends knew he was trying to get away from drugs, well, they did not do a good job helping him through this.
Cnn, i am so over thinking i may be ble to read anything of worth in these comments. Sad and discusting. Either edit them or do without. You're losing me.
Time to go to bed children. God, I can't wait for school to start.
He was an idiot. He had everything going for himself, so he does heroin and washes it down with booze.What a schmuck.
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I knew the holier then though types would come out blaming his friends is just idiotic
You struggled in English class, didn't you?
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To those who say they admired Cory so much, why don't you drop a dime on those who kept pulling him back into drugs?
What a pity he didnt have the strength to stay off drugs.
A life wasted.
100% agree. Why do we keep idolizing these jerks? I'm sure the cast feels horrible.
A person in our office who had an issue with alcoholism died falling down the stairs just after he retired. We all tried to help him while he was in the office. But we don't idolize him as a great man. He made stupid choices. He COULD have been a great man, but chose go a bad route. TS – I'm sorry Monteith died, but he could have changed that had he not been stupid. And there were plenty of other stars (and Non-stars) for him to see what happens when you abuse.
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