The death of Cory Monteith has come as a shock to many and has saddened many more. The loss of what seemed like a genuinely nice, talented, down-to-earth guy is always sad – celebrity or not – but that he was beloved by so many who watched him on Glee just made it that much harder, I think. While many of his castmates have remained silent, Jane Lynch honoured her commitment to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, where she had a chance to pay tribute to her colleague and friend.
Seeing Jane Lynch get emotional makes ME emotional – though, as I admitted before, Cory’s death really hit me in a way that celebrity deaths really don’t ever, for me. After all, we don’t know them personally and I can’t even say I was a fan, like, say, when Amy Winehouse died and I was absolutely devastated (to say I had a connection with her would have been an understatement). In any case, I thought this was really moving and, like Jane, hope that people can remember him for his talent and goodness over the human flaws he had.