I had big plans today and things I was going to write about and share. Then I opened Facebook this morning and read a status that said “Is it a hoax or is Cory Monteith from the show Glee really dead?” And then I learned it was true. Celebrity deaths rarely impact me but Cory’s death truly has.
I was stunned then found myself in tears as I read news reports about Cory’s death.
But that wasn’t, and isn’t, what is making me mourn.
I’m sad that the life of a 31 year old (he was only 10 years younger than me!) who has family and friends who love him has been cut short. I’m sad that there is a possibility that he overdosed because it means that, even with success, he couldn’t escape his demons.
And I’m sad that he died alone.
Rest in Peace Cory. You were a great actor who I was proud to say was Canadian and, even more, from all reports you were a simply great guy!
You will be missed.