Cory Monteith News and Twitter Roundup (UPDATED)

After news of the tragic death of Cory Monteith broke late Saturday night, the updates from various media has been non-stop. Here’s a round up so far. Everybody who spoke with Cory days before his death say he looked to be in great health and great spirits.

  • The BC Coroner’s office is gathering information regarding Cory’s death. The autopsy will take place “as soon as possible” on either Monday or Tuesday (The Wrap) ETA: The autopsy is scheduled for today. More conclusive answers will be available in two to three days. (E News)
  • Two days before Cory was found dead, he enjoyed “a quiet night with a lot of laughing” with one of his first mentors, Maureen Webb. “He looked so good, so healthy. I hadn’t seen him look that good in a long time.” Webb is the co-founder of Project Limelight Society, A Vancouver charity Cory worked closely with. Webb, Cory and another friend ate a lot of food, but consumed no alcohol. (People Magazine)
  • Cory’s’s reps said Sunday that donations can be made in his honor at Project Limelight’s website ( or via email at Project Limelight Society, 225 E. Georgia Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6A 1Z6.
  • Friends of Cory held an impromptu wake at the actor’s home in the Hollywood Hills, including a couple of bandmates from Cory’s band, Bonnie Dune. (THR)
  • Choreographer and director, Adam Shankman, who has directed several Glee episodes, told CNN that he spoke with Cory on Saturday morning.  “I had several interactions with him yesterday where he said that he was doing amazing. He even said I am feeling fantastic. I’m like everybody else, really devastated and confused by what happened.” Watch the VIDEO. (Just Jared)
  • A source told E News that Cory was “super committed to getting sober. He would say this was his last chance.”  The source added that Cory his April rehab stint was spent at Betty Ford in California and at the Crossroads Centre in Antigua. “There was an intervention to get him into Betty Ford,” the source said.
  • Glee star, Chord Overstreet, honored his commitment to play in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrities Softball game at Citi Field in New York.  Respectfully, the media did not ask the grieving star any questions about Cory’s death.  (Ralphie Aversa twitter. See a PHOTO). Chord dedicated his homerun in the game to Cory.
  • Darren Criss was badgered at the airport when he arrived in NYC yesterday, by some paparazzi with cameras and brutal questions about Cory’s death. Shame on them. Also, I hear that he cancelled most of his press commitments this week to promote his upcoming movie, Girl Most Likely. He’ll still appear on Good Morning America tomorrow.
  • On Sunday afternoon, Matthew Morrison who plays teacher Will Schuster on Glee, addressed Cory’s death when he took the stage at 54 Below in New York City to perform a concert. He called Cory “a brother” and expressed his sadness and condolences before singing an a cappella version of “What I Did For Love” from A Chorus Line. Matt admitted that it was awkward to perform in the wake of Cory’s death, but said, “You guys came to see a show, I came to perform a show, so that’s what we’ll do. And we’ll do it in Cory’s honor.” (The New York Times)
  • John Lock, who plays the drummer in the McKinley High band, and also co-wrote Candice Glover’s coronation song, “I Am Beautiful” posted a photo and message on his instagram. “5 years ago I was blessed to have become friends with such an incredible person. He truly was one of the most genuinely caring and honest guys I’ve ever known. A real big brother figure. Cory was always a good person and constantly looked out for me…” Read the rest at the link.
  • The speculation about what will happen on Glee going forward has already begun. Sources tell The Wrap that FOX and FOX Television aren’t sure whether production start will be moved from late July in the aftermath of Cory’s death. Sources tell Hollywood Life, “With this being so sudden and unexpected, there have been zero thoughts or discussions on the direction of the show. And there will not be any thoughts on how to react to this till some of the grieving process subsides. … But it’s easy to say there will be a tribute episode, and the season will be dedicated in his honor. Cory will have a never-ending connection to the legacy of the show; it will be handled delicately and with the utmost respect. The whole situation is just completely awful, and those [issues] will be addressed … but its safe to say, in the current state people are in over his death, that it will take some time.”
  • Glee Convention in the UK becomes a memorial for Cory (Entertainment Weekly)
  • And there is this.  Unbearably sad.

Condolences poured in from fans,friends and celebrities via social media. Here are some tweets from the cast and guest stars from Glee, American Idol alums and more. Many of the Glee stars have been silent so far, which is understandable.

Condolences from the Glee Cast

Condolences from Glee guest stars

Condolences from America Idols and more

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