The cast of Glee on Thursday held a private memorial
service for Cory Monteith, who died two weeks ago from an overdose of
heroin and alcohol at the age of 31.
“Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and
producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and
studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of
the life of Cory Monteith,” 20th Century Fox Television
said in a press release. “We thank the public for their continued
outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague
during this difficult time.”
According to PEOPLE.com,
more than 150 people attended the service, including Glee
co-stars Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss.
Several cast members, including Chris Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz,
also posted remembrances on Instagram.
“I was lucky enough to closely experience the love and light
that Cory shared with the world, as well as having the privilege of
traveling down the road together on a once in a lifetime journey,”
wrote next to a Glee cast photo. “Cory always reminded
me to be gracious, kind and open, and he will leave a mark in my
“I'll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made
after awkward interview questions,” Colfer
wrote. “Love and miss you, buddy.”