Dammit. There are just no words. It just makes me want to hug my own kids. Cory Monteith, you never seemed to let any of that crazy Glee fame ride go to your head.
“I remember thinking when we found Cory it’s a good thing he’s Canadian because otherwise he’d be an asshole,” Glee co-creator and executive producer Ian Brennan once told me. “He’s really good looking, really nice–of course, you’re from Canada.”
I first met Monteith in January of 2009 at a Fox TCA party. This was several months before Glee premiered. Critics got to see the pilot early and you knew this show was going to have an impact.