As production begins on the new season of Glee, Cory Monteith’s comrades have posted a memorial card onto their YouTube channel to honour their fellow cast member and friend. Plus, Kevin Zegers remembers that he was actually in Vancouver on the day that Cory died. We’ve put the YouTube memorial card down below.
The Cory Monteith Glee memorial card is only 12 seconds long, but it’s already had well over a million views. It’s a short montage of scenes from Glee and it shows “the best” of Finn Hudson aka Cory Monteith. It is a bittersweet thing, but at the end, you have to agree that Cory Monteith has been remembered beautifully.
Glee chose some of the most memorable Finn Hudson moments from the show’s first three seasons. We see a football victory; Cory messing around with his fellow cast members; and him kissing his on (and off) screen girlfriend Lea Michele. The short montage really does bring a lump to the throat. After the short montage finishes, the screen fades to black and the message “Cory Monteith Forever in Our Hearts” comes across the screen.
Touching and simple, the Glee memorial card will make you a little misty eyed. Kevin Zegers has been paying his own special tribute to his friend in an interview about Cory with Bello. But before we talk about that, let’s look at what will happen in the new season about how the show will handle Cory’s death.
Kevin Reilly has said that the “third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory’s passing and the drug abuse in particular.
As reported earlier, that episode will have public service announcement throughout where the Glee cast will “speak directly with the audience” about being aware of those friends and family who might be battling drug addiction.
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy recently revealed in an emotional conversation that he hopes Monteith will be remembered as “a champion of young artists and the underdog.”
Kevin Zegers spoke to Bello magazine recently about his friend Cory’s passing and he revealed that he’d been in Vancouver when Monteith died from his accidental heroin and alcohol overdose. The 28 year-old actor said, “There was a group of us who were there for the whole finding out up until now, and it’s been very, very strange.”
The award winning Canadian actor revealed that he had brought back some of Cory’s ashes when he returned to Los Angeles. Zeger explained: “He’s probably the closest person I’ve ever lost… It was a heavy and weird month. Cory was the nicest man I knew. It’s a f***ing horrible disease.”
In what was obviously a very emotional moment for Kevin he said, “By the grace of God, I’m not dead… I think it’s something that constantly reveals itself as something that happens to people who, for whatever reason, don’t get well, and it was by no lack of him trying or anyone else trying to help him get well. Eventually, your body just says, ‘No, it’s enough.’ But it doesn’t make it any less sad or tragic. I think the problem people had was that he looked healthy and he never showed the struggles he was having.”
Cory Monteith’s tragic death has affected many who knew him. The Glee memorial card that Glee have loaded onto their YouTube Channel shows just how they feel about Cory and Kevin Zegers remembering that he was in Vancouver the day that his friend died has touched him deeply. Monteith will be remembered by all those fans who loved his character. You can see the Glee memorial card below.
By Michael Smith