Darren Criss, GLEE Cast & More React to Monteith Tribute on Twitter
Last night, FOX aired a Glee tribute episode to fallen cast member Cory Monteith. The actor passed away on July 13th due to an accidental drug overdose. The emotionally charged episode, titled 'The Quarterback,' focused on Monteith's character Finn Hudson, a former star football player for the fictional McKinley High.
Set entirely in Lima, Ohio, home of the high school, the episode opened with the news of the athlete's death and went on to focus on all the characters remembering and mourning him, and celebrating his life.
Below, read how Glee cast members and other celebrities reacted to the emotional tribute on Twitter:
Darren Criss: Dearest Gleeks, saying goodbye is terribly difficult- we at #glee have had our time. Tonight's ep is not just for Cory, but for all of you.
GLEE creator Ryan Murphy: Thank u for all the kind words tonight. I miss you, Cory.
Kevin McHale: Tonights Glee was made out of a lot of love & a lot of tears by our incredible crew, cast & creators for our friend Cory. We miss you Cory
Dot-Marie Jones: EVERYBODY ON TONIGHTS EPISODE WAS WONDERFUL! I AM SO PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT BECAUSE ITS ONE HELL OF A FAMILY, FOREVER BE GRATEFUL!
Mike O'Malley: Glee fans: Cory Monteith was an amazing guy. I wish he was still with us. His Legacy to many who knew him: Kindness to others.
Adam Anders (GLEE executive music producer) Thank you for watching #TheQuarterback tonight. We miss Cory very much. Thank you for helping us honor him
SARAH HYLANd: Cried the entire episode of tonight's Glee. Beautifully done #Quarterback #RememberingCory
Rebel Wilson: 'My heart went out to all the Glee family watching the Farewell to Finn tonight x
Jordin Sparks: This is such a touching tribute on Glee. I am bawling. #rememberingcory
Paula Abdul: BEAUTIFUL open. What a truly lovely tribute. RT @gleeonfox: West Coast: Glee starts now. Are you watching? #RememberingCory
The Band Perry (the group's hit single, 'If I Die Young' was performed in the episode by Naya Rivera's 'Santana') Wow. Very moving performance by @NayaRivera on @gleeonfox. #RememberingCory k/r/n
Olivia Munn: We should all give more hugs. #Glee
Source: USA Today