Glee Stars React To Emotional Cory Monteith Tribute Episode
First Published: October 11, 2013 12:32 PM EDT Credit: FOX
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- “Glee” said goodbye to Finn Hudson, the character played by the late Cory Monteith, on Thursday’s episode and many of the show’s stars took to Twitter to reflect on the moving and powerful send off to their late co-star.
Here’s what some of the “Glee” stars and creative team had to say:
Kevin McHale: “Tonights Glee was made out of a lot of love & a lot of tears by our incredible crew, cast & creators for our friend Cory. We miss you Cory”
Jenna Ushkowitz: “Tune in with all of us tonight to say goodbye to our friend Cory and our quarterback, Finn.”
Darren Criss: “Dearest Gleeks, saying goodbye is terribly difficult- we at #glee have had our time. Tonight’s ep is not just for Cory, but for all of you.”
Dot-Marie Jones: " EVERYBODY ON TONIGHTS EPISODE WAS WONDERFUL! I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT BECAUSE ITS ONE HELL OF A FAMILY, FOREVER BE GRATEFUL!”
Amber Riley: “Very special episode, please be sure and watch guys. Beautiful tribute to such a beautiful soul.”
Nene Leakes: “Watching Glee wit my tissues in hand! I hope u all are tuning in & supporting”
“Glee” executive music producer Adam Anders: " Thank you for watching #TheQuarterback tonight. We miss Cory very much. Thank you for helping us honor him.”
“Glee” staff writer Matthew Hodgson: “Hope you all take a moment to stop in and say goodbye tonight on Glee.”
“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy: " Thank u for all the kind words tonight. I miss you, Cory.”
Cory’s girlfriend and co-star, Lea Michelle, took the opportunity to ask her fans to help support charity for homeless and low-income individuals that she and Cory both supported.
“Help @ChrysalisLA an inspiring org that’s changing lives everyday TEXT CHANCE to 50555 to give $10 #chance2change,” the actress wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of herself and Cory.
Many other Hollywood stars were swept up by the emotional episode. Here’s what some of the stars watching Thursday’s episode had to say on Twitter:
Olivia Munn: “We should all give more hugs. #Glee”
The Band Perry, whose song, “If I Die Young” was feature on Thursday’s episode: “Wow. Very moving performance by @NayaRivera on @gleeonfox. #RememberingCory”
Rebel Wilson: “My heart went out to all the GLEE family watching the Farewell to Finn tonight”
Jordin Sparks: “This is such a touching tribute on Glee. I am bawling. #rememberingcory”
Sarah Hyland: “Cried the entire episode of tonight’s Glee. Beautifully done #Quarterback #RememberingCory”
Paula Abdul: “BEAUTIFUL open. What a truly lovely tribute. RT @gleeonfox: West Coast: Glee starts now. Are you watching? #RememberingCory”
-- Jesse Spero
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