Cory Monteith is being remembered by Glee creator Ryan Murphy on what would have been in 33rd birthday (May 11).
“It’s always hard when I speak about Cory because I miss Cory,” Ryan told People. “It’s a very sort of sad feeling when I think about him. I miss him. I loved him. I think about him every day.”
He added, “I think that he was taken too soon, [that's] one of the great tragedies to me. I do think that he influenced and helped so many people, and I have to hold on to that. It’s too overwhelmingly sad.”
In case you missed it, see how Cory‘s girlfriend at the time, Lea Michele, memorialized him via social media.
Cory tragically died back in July 2013 after consuming a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol.
Kevin McHale is opening up in a candid new interview on why he thinks Glee lost its viewers and why there shouldn’t be a spinoff series.
“I will say, not to bring it down or anything, when Cory Monteith died. I don’t think the show ever came back from that,” the 26-year-old actor told The Huffington Post. “It wasn’t for a lack of trying, but the story was going in one direction with his character [Finn Hudson] and he was one of two main characters of the show.”
“I think after that the vibe on set was different,” he added. “It was just weird for us being there never mind actually having to be filming. Being one of the writers in that sort of situation — I wouldn’t have known what I would have done because I was like, ‘I don’t really even want to be here.’”
When asked if he thinks Artie should get a spinoff, Kevin said, “Towards the end, there weren’t that many people watching Glee. So I don’t know how many people would then watch a spinoff. We’re off the air for a reason.”
Pictured inside: Fellow Glee star Lea Michele stepping out with boyfriend Matthew Paetz on Tuesday (May 5) in Los Angeles, as well as Dianna Agron leaving her hotel in New York City on Monday (May 4).
FYI: Lea is wearing Tkees sandals.
Naya Rivera isn’t saying goodbye to Glee just yet.
The 28-year-old actress, who played Santana on the Fox show, just uploaded a super sweet video and love letter for her fans, before the series finale gets here.
“The 2-hour Glee series finale is tonight! I’ve had the time of my life playing Santana these past six seasons. Glee allowed me the opportunity to explore the 3 things I love the most, all at the same time: singing, dancing, & acting. I have so many amazing memories, have built beautiful friendships, and most importantly Glee has introduced me to the sweetest fans in the world!” she wrote on her website.
Naya continued, “I am forever grateful for Santana – she will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank you all for the love through the years. While I’m sad to hang-up Santana’s pompoms, I’m excited for this next chapter of my life!”
Kevin McHale grabs one last selfie in the club classroom with his Glee castmates ahead of the series finale tonight.
The entire cast has been tweeting and sharing pics from their time on the show. See pics from the finale HERE!
“So hard to believe that tonight is the very last episode of #Glee. It feels just like yesterday we all began our amazing journey together,” Lea Michele wrote on Twitter.
Jenna Ushkowitz added on Instagram, “Tonight is the Series Finale of Glee. I would live tweet, but I’m in Paris with some of the cast to meet our awesome European fans! I am so incredibly grateful for all of you who have supported and sent us love throughout the years. It has been an incredible journey and I can’t believe it comes to an end this evening. We wouldn’t be where or who we are without your strength and Gleekiness. So, as we take our final bow, I just want to say Thank you. I love you all.”
See what the other cast members wrote inside…
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Who else is just not ready for the series finale of Glee tonight?
Here’s what happens in the two-hour long finale episodes:
In “2009″: We’ll go back in time to find out why the original members of New Directions initially signed up for glee club.
In “Dreams Come True”: All of Will’s (Matthew Morrison) hard work and dedication to the Glee Club and to fostering the talents and dreams of his students pays off in a major way, and everyone shares in the feeling of joy that permeates the school as teachers and students reflect on their shared journey. Old rifts and wounds are healed and new sights are set on a promising future. Everyone seems to be ending up exactly as expected and right where they belong… along with more than a few unexpected surprises.
Glee airs for the final time, TONIGHT, Friday, March 20th @ 8PM ET/PT on Fox.
Click inside to see official pics and the full song list for the series finale… More Here! »
There are only a matter of days left until the Glee series finale airs and now you can listen to Lea Michele‘s final song.
The 28-year-old actress is singing “This Time,” an original song written by her co-star Darren Criss.
“Hearing Lea sing this song was a really cathartic moment for me. It was a perfect way to say goodbye to the whole experience, and I really look forward to getting to share it with the world. I hope ‘This Time’ will resonate with as many people watching Glee as it did for me and those of us who had a hand in making it,” Darren told Entertainment Weekly.
Visit EW.com now for more from Darren‘s interview!
Lea Michele strikes a pose for the cameras at 2015 PaleyFest before the Glee panel at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The 28-year-old actress and singer was joined by her co-stars Mark Salling, Amber Riley, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch, Chord Overstreet, Dot Marie Jones, and Heather Morris.
PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lea Michele
“So excited for tonight’s #PaleyFest panel for Glee! Glam time now with @mrbradgoreski @MakeupMatthew @DavyNewkirk & @jennahipp!!!” Lea tweeted earlier that day.
FYI: Lea is wearing a Elie Saab shirt, pants and clutch with Charlotte Olympia shoes. Mark is wearing John Varvatos.
20+ pictures inside of Lea Michele, Darren Criss, and more of the cast at the big event… More Here! »