The Cast of Glee Reacts to Cory Monteith’s Death

GLEE: Rachel (Lea Michele, L) says goodbye to Finn (Cory Monteith, third from L) and the rest of the glee club as she heads to New York in the

Cory Monteith — also known as the jock turned performer and clumsy dancer with a big voice Finn Hudson on Fox’s Glee — unexpectedly passed away Saturday night at the age of 31. A flood of tributes are certainly to come, but for now we only have the initial tweets and comments from Monteith’s fellow cast members and co-stars. Here are a few words from his colleagues accompanied by samples of the fine work they did together.

Harry Shum Jr., who plays fellow Glee Club member Mike Chang:

Mark Salling, who plays Finn Hudson’s BFF Noah Puckerman:

Matthew Morrison, who plays teacher Mr. Schue, head of the Glee Club:

Naya Rivera, who plays classmate Santana Lopez:

Dot-Marie Jones, who plays football coach Shannon Beiste:

Guest stars Idina Menzel (as Rachel Berry’s birth mom, Shelby Corcoran), John Stamos (as Emma’s dentist and ex-husband, Carl Howell), Kristin Chenoweth (as successful William McKinley High School alum April Rhodes), Ricky Martin (as Spanish teacher David Martinez), Gwyneth Paltrow (as substitute teacher Holly Holliday), and Olivia Newton-John and Josh Groban (as themselves):

The Cast of Glee Reacts to Cory Monteith’s Death