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10/11/13 at 08:39 AM 1 Comments

Mourning With Those Who Mourn Glee Actor Cory Monteith

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Glee cast member Cory Monteith at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con.

The tears were real as Glee cast members paid tribute to Cory Monteith. The late actor played Finn Hudson star quarterback-turned-glee club member on the show. However both the character and the talented performer were cut short when Monteith died age 31.

In the show called "The Quarterback," Hudson's death was unexplained. In real life, Monteith's death was due to a fatal mix of heroin and alcohol. Never the less everyone could see that emotion on the show was real.

Show creator told the Chicago Tribune that many of the performances were done in one take because the crew quickly became too overwhelmed to continue filming. “It was very hard, and I struggled even working on it, because you’re seeing what they felt about not just Finn, but Cory,” he said.

Of course Finn's glee club friends sing away their sorrows with renditions of James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain” and “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele. Still, castmate Matthew Morrison's sobs and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele heart-wrenching performance reminded the audience that the pain depicted in the episode is very real.

Romans 12:15 says "Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."

We mourn the loss of precious life and the limitless potential Monteith had. We mourn the addictions that threatened millions around the world. We pray that those who still experience the loss of Monteith will find healing in Christ.

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