Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, "Glee" Co-Stars and More React to Death of Cory Monteith

By Playbill Staff
July 15, 2013

Cory Monteith, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on the Fox hit musical series "Glee," died July 13 at the age of 31. Shortly after the news broke, celebrities, friends and co-stars reacted to the sudden death of the young artist via Twitter.



Read more about the actor here.

"Glee" and Broadway star Matthew Morrison dedicated his July 14 performance at 54 Below to his late "Glee" co-star. Read more about the dedication here.

Harry Shum Jr
At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't seem real to me. I love you Cory.

Curt Mega
"I've got the rest of my life to be a grown up. And for now, it's okay to be young." -Finn Hudson
I'll never forget the love, goofiness & vulnerability Cory expressed through playing Finn. His work touched people's lives (including mine)
Heartbroken to hear of Cory's passing. He was kind, hardworking, immensely talented & always fun to work with. Prayers for his loved ones.

Taylor Swift ‏
‪ Speechless. And for the worst reason.

Rebecca Black
‏‪glee was a show that changed my life. it taught me to accept myself and not care what anyone else says. can't believe this ‪#RipCoryMonteith

Miley Ray Cyrus
‏‪So shocked...can't believe the sad news about Cory Monteith such a tragedy. He was so talented. praying for his family ‪#RipCoryMonteith

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...

Damian Mc Ginty
The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I've met. Can't believe it.
Truly a 24 hours to forget. Love is the answer. It's all that matters.

John Stamos and Matthew Morrison in "Glee"
Photo by Adam Rose/FOX
Max Ehrich
My heart goes out to Cory Montheith's friends and family. Rest in peace.

Mario Lopez
RIP Cory Montieth... Such a nice guy, very down to earth. Incredibly sad.... ‪#TooYoungToDie

Ingrid Michaelson ‏
‪ Cory Monteith. Too soon. This makes me incredibly sad.

Sarah Hyland
Still saddened and shocked by the passing of Cory Monteith. My thoughts are with his family and friends. ‪#GoneTooSoon

Grant Gustin
My thoughts are with Cory and the entire Glee family. Truly no words.

John Stamos
We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad i knew you Cory.
First day on Glee he said to me, I can't believe I'm working w/Uncle Jesse- I can't believe i'm writing this tweet. Heartbreaking. RIP Cory.

Ellen DeGeneres ‏
‪ My heart breaks for the friends and family of Cory Monteith. What a loss.

Dean Geyer
I found out exactly why his fans love him so much. He will be very sorely missed. And I do not believe that death is in any way final.

Selena Gomez
This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ricky Martin
Victoria Justice
‪#RIPCoryMonteith Such a tragedy... My heart goes out to his friends & family.

Emily Osment ‏
‪ I can't believe this news about Cory. Sending lots of hugs to my friends on Glee, he was just the sweetest guy and will be terribly missed.

David Henrie ‏
‪Really saddened and shocked about ‪@CoryMonteith. Prayers out his family... Wow.

Chad Michael Murray ‏
‪Rest in Peace ‪@CoryMonteith You brought such light to ur fans in ur time here.

Team StarKid
As we perform the show today, our thoughts and love are with Darren, everyone on Glee, and all of Cory's friends and family. Terrible loss.

Mark Salling
going through a million memories and emotions today. ill love you always Brother Cory.

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 ‪#RipCoryMonteith

Adam Lambert ‏‪
My deepest sympathies go out to friends and family of Cory Monteith. Such tragic news.

Hilary Duff ‏‪
Really sad about Cory Monteith's passing. Saying prayers for friends and family, what a difficult time...

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel ‏‪
‪@CoryMonteith ‪@msleamichele ‪@GLEEonFOX i hate twitter @ time like this. nothing i write will convey my sadness for corey& all who loved him.

Diana DeGarmo
My thoughts & prayers to ALL parents, family, & friends who have lost young loved ones before their time. I hope love helps heal their hearts

Kristen Bell ‏‪
Addiction is a powerful disease that is sly&crafty. It’s so sad when it claims another. Dont be ashamed to ask for help if u need it.

Kristin Chenoweth ‏‪
RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always.

Dot-Marie Jones
I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HID FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL!
I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MEN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER

Lauren Potter
I am totally heartbroken right now. I love Cory so much this hurts my heart.

Kim Kardashian
Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words cant describe what they must be feeling

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!

Kaley Cuoco
#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts w his family. This is terrible. Can't speak.

Lance Bass
Devastated about the news of Cory Monteith - such an incredible guy - my thoughts are with his family and friends.

Josh Gad
Josh Gad
RIP Cory Monteith. Gone way too soon.

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

Zooey Deschanel
This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man. Demi Lovato
#RIPCoryMonteith... So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea..

Olivia Munn
Shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Cory Monteith. All my love to his family, friends & girlfriend. #TooSoon

Kelly Osbourne
My thought love & prayers are going out to the friends & family of Cory Monteith my he rest in peace!

Alyssa Milano
Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith.

Lauren Pritchard
Hoping to actually sleep tonight. My love and condolences go out to my girl ‪@msleamichele & ‪@CoryMonteith's fam & loved ones. So very sad.

Katie Couric ‏
My heart goes out to Cory Monteith's family... I met him on the Glee set years ago & he was so lovely and charming.

Elle McLemore
Heavy hearted today over the tragic loss of Cory Monteith. Truly shocking and heartbreaking. God Bless his family and loved ones.

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Natalie Weiss
Feeling sick to my stomach over the death of Cory Monteith... watching the news

Brian Stokes Mitchell
I just got the sad news about Cory Monteith of "Glee". A great loss of a wonderful actor and wonderful human being.

Danielle Fishel ‏
‪I am in shock about the horrible news of Cory Monteith's death. I wasn't lucky enough to know him but I am saddened today by this loss.

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.

Kerry Butler
Heartbreaking: RIP Cory Monteith. Sending love and prayers to all my friends on glee.

Will Chase
Will Chase ‏‪
Heart-broken about Cory Monteith.

Matt Doyle ‏‪
Shocked and saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his friends, family, and colleagues who knew and loved him.

Anthony Rapp
My thoughts go out to the friends and family and colleagues of Cory Monteith. Always very sad to see folks lose that battle.

Steve Kazee ‏‪
Please don't let this Cory Monteith news be real. Had the pleasure of meeting him a few times and am just hoping it's a twitter hoax.

Tracie Thoms
Damn this day. RT ‪@THR: BREAKING: ‪#Glee's Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel, Hwood Reporter has confirmed.

Rory O'Malley ‏‪
Horrible RT ‪@THR: BREAKING: ‪#Glee's Cory Monteith found dead in Vancouver hotel, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.