Following the shocking news Saturday night that Glee star Cory Monteith had died at the age of 31, his friends, co-stars and others in the Hollywood community, not to mention legions of fans, shared their sorrow. Below are some of their reactions.
Cory's representatives tell ET, "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
A representative for co-star Lea Michele, who had been involved in a longterm relationship with Cory, released a statement saying, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."
Glee Executive Producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company tell ET in a statement, "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."
Glee guest star Gwyneth Paltrow says in a statement, "Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family."
Naya Rivera, Cory's Glee co-star, says in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, "The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy. Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory’s family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone's well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated."