Lynch: Monteith’s Memorial Service ‘Was Beautiful’

Published August 5, 2013 on The Seattle Lesbian

Glee member Cory Monteith will certainly be missed.

During his memorial service Thursday July 25, Gleecast members, crew, friends and family mourned the actor’s death – a drug overdose in a Vancouver hotel room.

“It was beautiful,” Jane Lynch said. “I’m still really sad, but it was beautiful. Nice to be all together again.”

Of the 150 attendees, many wore black ribbons to honor Monteith.

Lea Michele, cast mate and girlfriend of Monteith, has been keeping her distance from other Gleemembers during her time of mourning. According to some reports, she has even been experiencing anxiety attacks following his death.

Regardless, Michele was the one in charge of the memorial service and has also urged Glee creator Ryan Murphy to continue with production.

“I’ve never, ever met a 26-year-old girl or boy who’s capable of doing what she’s done in the past week,” Murphy said.

Twitter and Instagram have been buzzing with cast mates’ sadness over their friends’ death.

“Cory always reminded me to be gracious, kind and open, and he will leave a mark in my heart forever,” Jenna Ushkowitz wrote on Instagram. “Thank you everyone for your constant support and love while we mourn the loss of our dear friend, and continued support to Cory’s family, and to Lea.”

“I’ll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions,” Colfer said on Instagram. “Love and miss you, buddy.”

Cory will not be forgotten.

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