Putting a priority on the grieving process, the stars of “Glee” gathered to memorialize their coworker and friend Cory Monteith on Thursday (July 25).
In a statement, series creator Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele “gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith.”
Gracious for the response from fans, the statement continued, “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”
Held in the Paramount studio lot, 150 attendees were adorned with a black ribbon to honor the 31-year-old actor. Sharing an Instagram photo of the two, Chris Colfer tweeted, “I”ll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions. Love and miss you, buddy.” According to Murphy, Season 5 will address the issue with the death of his character, Finn Hudson.