Fans were shocked and heartbroken to learn of actor Cory Monteith's death on Saturday night. His "Glee" co-stars were particularly devastated over the loss of their friend and cast mate -- and they took to Twitter to express their sadness.
"Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family," the "Glee" guest star said in a statement.
John Stamos (@johnstamos)
"We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad i knew you Cory," the actor tweeted of his time on the show.
"Glee" Producers (@GLEEonFOX)
"We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones," Fox and "Glee" officials said in an official statement soon after Vancouver police confirmed his death.
Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones)
"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," the actress tweeted.
"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!"
Harry Shum Jr. (@iharryshum)
"At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't seem real to me. I love you Cory," Shum tweeted on Sunday.
Adam Shankman (@adammshankman)
"I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM ...," the director and choreographer tweeted.
Mark Salling (@marksalling)
"No," the actor -- and Monteith's close pal -- tweeted and deleted on Saturday night.
Damian McGinty (@damianmcginty)
"The guy I shot my first acting scene with," McGinty wrote. "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," he added on Sunday night.
Kristen Chenoweth (@kchenoweth)
"RIP CoryMonteith. You will be loved. Always," the frequent "Glee" guest star tweeted.
NeNe Leakes (@neneleakes)
"These were fun times. I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon," the reality star -- and show guest star -- tweeted.
Ricky Martin (@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," the singer and co-star tweeted.
Matthew Morrison dedicated a song to his departed pal during a Saturday night show in New York City.
"Matt came out before the show started and said, 'We lost a great young man too soon,'" a source told US Weekly of the Saturday night performance of "Up Close and Personal With Matthew Morrison."
"He said Cory was a beautiful person," then told the crowd that "You came out to see a show, I came out to do one, so let's honor Cory with this performance."
The 34-year-old sang "What I Did for Love" from the Broadway's "A Chorus Line" for an emotional performance.
"It was difficult for him to get up to perform, but he did not want to disappoint anyone."
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