PETALING JAYA: Gleeks in Malaysia joined in the global outpouring of grief following the death of one of the most loved actors in the hit television musical Glee.
Cory Monteith, 31, who plays Finn Hudson, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada yesterday from undisclosed causes.
“I really do not know what to say. I am really sad that this happened. He was very handsome and talented. Amen. God bless his soul,” said Malaccan, Stephanie Foo Mei Jin, 33.
Die-hard fans commented that Glee would not be the same without Monteith, who had publicly discussed his struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, and had recently completed a round of rehabilitation.
“It is so weird, I can’t watch Glee without him already, I want Lea (Michele) and Cory back together!”, said Carolyn Tay Li Min, 21, from Kuala Lumpur.
Teoh En Wan, 24, from Taiping, Perak, who has been an avid fan of Glee since season one, posted on her Facebook: “No more Finn. Glee will never be the same anymore.”
Even the guys were taken aback with the tragic news.
“I am shocked to hear the news. May his soul rest in peace. Glee will never be the same without him,” said Johorean Kevin Sivarag, 24,
“He was one of the guys that we see as our role model, without him on Glee, there won’t be anyone else to look up to,” said Kenneth Haw Chong Lim, 23, of Malacca.
Nurazie Saile, 26, from Sabah, extended her heartfelt condolences to the family, and prayed that Monteith will rest in peace.
Into its fifth season, Glee is a musical comedy about a group of talented kids who seek refuge from the unpleasant realities of high school by joining glee club, a place where they find strength, comfort, acceptance and ultimately, their true selves. – Star