Cory Monteith Dies at 31: Celebs React to Glee Star's Shocking Death
Family, fans, and friends of Glee's Cory Monteith are in mourning following the actor's sudden, shocking death at age 31 on Saturday, July 13. The star, who had recently completed a stay in rehab and was in a relationship with his costar Lea Michele, was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Canada, after he missed his noon checkout time.
"We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate," his reps said in a statement. "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
Police first announced the tragic news in a press conference late Saturday night, just a short while after Monteith's family had been notified of his passing. The coroner is still investigating cause of death, but no foul play is suspected at this time.
Immediately after the press conference, messages and remembrances started to pour in on Twitter. Among those who expressed their grief and disbelief over Monteith's death were Taylor Swift, Sophia Bush, Kim Kardashian, Nina Dobrev, and Glee costars Kristin Chenoweth and Dot Marie Jones. Read on for their reactions, and others:
Kristin Chenoweth: RIP Cory Monteith. You will be loved. Always.
Dot Marie Jones: I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever.
Taylor Swift: Speechless. And for the worst reason.
Adam Shankman: Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much...
Nina Dobrev: I'm gutted. Shocked and saddened to hear the news, my heart goes out to Cory's family and friends. Let's respect their space as they grieve.
Kat Dennings: I can't fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace.
Zooey Deschanel: This is such sad news about Cory Monteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man.
Kim Kardashian: Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can't describe what they must be feeling.
Kaley Cuoco: #CoryMonteith, no words. Prayers. Thoughts w/ his family. This is terrible. Can't speak.
Sophia Bush: I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. Heartbreaking...
Mario Lopez: RIP Cory Monteith...Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad. #TooYoungToDie
Marlee Matlin: My thoughts & prayers are with family and friends as well as cast of Glee on passing of Cory Monteith. A young talent gone too soon.
Joel McHale: Way too soon. A very nice & good guy.
Lance Bass: Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends.
Scott Porter: This news of Cory Monteith's death just shakes me to my very core. So young. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Holly Marie Combs: Life is hard. Be nice. For you never know what another could be struggling with or against. You never know. #RIPCoryMonteith
Damian McGinty: The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I've met. Can't believe it.
Katie Cassidy: So sad to lose a dear friend & talented man...Cory Monteith, you'll always be remembered.
Nick Zano: ALL of our lives are precious & can be gone in a flash, live better, smarter & show true appreciation for the now. Sad day. #RIPCoryMonteith
Monica Potter: Oh my god, my heart & prayers go out to the family & loved ones of Cory Monteith. This is heartbreaking. Tragic.
Rihanna: Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!
Rumer Willis: I am truly saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. What a talented and sweet guy. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones.
Alyssa Milano: Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith.
Ricky Martin: I just heard the news.This is so sad. My heart goes out to his family & friends, specially Lea Michelle.Rest in peace Cory
Lauren Potter: I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart … Cory was always so nice to me. I have so many good memories.
Neil Patrick Harris: How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed.
GLEEonFOX: We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. 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.
Katy Perry: Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.
Demi Lovato: #RIPCoryMonteith... So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea..
LeAnn Rimes: Wow, just read the news about Cory Monteith. How sad, way too young. I hope he's at peace. Prayers go out to his family & friends.
Caroline Manzo: The news of Cory Monteith passing is so sad.
Kelly Osbourne: My thought love & prayers are going out to the friends & family of Cory Monteith my he rest in peace!
Harry Shum: At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't seem real to me. I love you Cory.
Melissa Joan Hart: So sad to wake up to another young person gone too soon. #RIPCorey
Giuliana Rancic: This is heartbreaking.
Boy George: @CoryMonteith Life is fragile, a prayer for all those who loved you and lost you! R.I.P
Nick Jonas: So sad to hear the news about Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and friends.
Jonathan Knight: I am in shock!!!! I have had the privilege of meeting Cory Monteith several times! Such a nice guy! My heart is heavy tonight!
Julianne Hough: One of the kindest people I've ever met! My heart breaks for Cory's family and loved ones... You will be missed and forever loved Cory!
Olivia Munn: Shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Cory Monteith. All my love to his family, friends & girlfriend. #TooSoon
Kendall Jenner: wow! RIP Cory Monteith. such a nice guy. my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. #RIP
Ariel Winter: R.I.P. Cory Monteith..my heart goes out to his family, friends, and fans. <3 He will be missed.
Beverley Mitchell: Absolute shock to hear of Cory Monteith's death. So incredibly sad. Sending love and prayers to his friends and family. What a huge loss!
Denise Rochards: this is devastating....my heart goes out to @CoryMonteith & his loved ones....& cast and crew of #Glee a tragic loss....#RipCoryMonteith
Matt Lanter: Sad news. ...Shocking and terribly sad. #Cory
Snooki: Terrible news these past couple days, and now today. RIP #CoryMonteith Gone Way too soon. My prayers are with his family ....
Josh Groban: While I only met him briefly on set, I remember him to be an extremely sweet guy. Tragic. RIP Cory.
Jaime King: #CoryMonteith a loss of words. May you rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
Paula Abdul: I am shocked and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news about Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his family and Lea Michelle.
Selena Gomez: This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Ellen DeGeneres: My heart breaks for the friends and family of Cory Monteith. What a loss.
Sarah Hyland: Still saddened and shocked by the passing of Cory Monteith. My thoughts are with his family and friends. #GoneTooSoon
John Stamos: One of our first conversations was about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. RIP young man. i'm happy our paths crossed.
Rita Wilson: My hearts breaks for Cory Monteith, his family, loved ones and Lea. Why?
Adam Lambert: My deepest sympathies go out to friends and family of Cory Monteith. Such tragic news.
Lauren Conrad: So sad to hear about Cory Monteith. My thoughts are with his friends and family and poor, poor Lea. I can't imagine...