Hollywood remembers Cory Monteith: various snippets and clips

July 26, 2013 || Written by Kristina in in memory, Press || 1 Comment »

“As a pivotal member of Glee’s dynamic and talented ensemble cast, Cory Monteith contributed invaluably to the chemistry that tuned the show into one of the past decade’s biggest cultural touchstones. He brought sweetness, strengh, and infectious charm to his role as Finn Hudson, the star quaterback who risks losing his popularity to join the glee club. A gifted drummer (Monteith played in the band Bonnie Dune) with relatively little singing experience, he sparkled alongside professional singers and dancers, instilling every musical number with inspiring commitment and energy. Monteith also shared Glee’s commitment to providing hope for struggling gay teens and worked with Straight But Not Narrow, an organization aimed at batting homophobia.” – the U.S. and Canada iTunes stores

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“He was one of the loveliest ones you’re gonna meet and I know it’s tragic when you lose anybody, but he was kind of the good one.” – George Stroumboulopoulos

“I want to say that I had the pleasure of knowing Cory Monteith, who the entire internet has been saying was genuinely one of the nicest people in our field. He was. We wish his family, friends, and all of his fans the very best. Thank you, Cory. We will miss you.” — Joel McHale (The Soup – July 17th)

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“Monteith was Finn Hudson, tall, handsome in a clean, square way. He looked like an old-fashioned teenage dreamboat dropped down in a school so up-to-the-minute in its heterogeneous mix he might have seemed out of place – like Ronald Reagan turning up in his brown suit to audition for the annual musical (Rent, say).
But Monteith had an open-faced quality that revealed, or betrayed, whatever emotion he was feeling (or singing) at the moment. He had an earnestness, an awkwardness, a sincerity that gave him a certain rawness – and an enduring sweetness.
The other performers on Glee tend to have the shiny, expert confidence that we want (and need) of a show that expects its characters to burst into song. Monteith never had quite that same edge: His definition was softer. He moved through the corridors of McKinley High at a slightly different lope, and that all lingers in the mind.” — Tom Gliatto, People TV Critic

“He was an absolutely delightful young man. He cared enormously about other people. He’d decided to sort of spend his life trying to help the 65,000 homeless youth in Canada to get off the streets and get a decent life. But he had this demon, which was drugs, and sadly it never went away. But in his short life he achieved an enormous amount, and I think has made a big difference in people’s lives.” – Sir Richard Branson

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