Cory Monteith, who famously portrayed Finn in hit-series Glee, tragically passed away on Saturday, and now celebs haven taken to Twitter to pay their tributes.
Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry and Rihanna were among the stars posting heartfelt messages of shock and grief following the 31-year-old’s death in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. New mum Kim expressed her sadness, saying: “Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can’t describe what they must be feeling.”
Katy Perry was part of the outpouring on Twitter, writing: “Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with you.”
“Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels… Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!” said Rihanna yesterday.
Ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift, Ellen Degeneres and Selena Gomez also joined co-stars and fans praising the actor and praying for on-and-off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele as “RIPCoryMonteith” trended worldwide. Lea, who began dating Cory last year, has asked to be left alone during this “devastating time”. Her rep released a statement pleading with people to “kindly repsect Lea’s privacy”.
Sending our love to his family, friends and fans.
By Claire Blackmore