The 21-year-old musician/actress guest-starred as exchange student Sunshine Corazon for three episodes of Glee.
“Friendship is not defined by the length of time two people share together. One defining moment is all it takes for two individuals to call each other friends. Cory Monteith‘s life, short as it was, taught me that lesson. His death, sudden as it was, taught me that lesson.”
In her letter, Charice shares a heartfelt memory of Cory surprising her by making sure all of their Glee co-stars knew it was her birthday at midnight on set.
“To his fans around the world who mourn his passing, I am with you. I know how it feels. Let’s hold each other’s hand. Let’s remember Cory and continue to celebrate his music, his craft, his life. He will forever be in our hearts. I wish I could also embrace Cory‘s loved ones — his family and friends, his girlfriend Lea Michele. I will pray for all of you, too.”
“Thank you, Mr. Cool. My grateful heart will always miss you — especially so on my birthday.”