However, while Chris Colfer knows filming the fifth season of the Cory's breakout role will be no easy feat, he is certain his TV family will get him through the heart breaking transition without their leading man.
"We've had bumps and dips along the road over the course of the years, but nothing like this. I know we've always come together - always - in the past, because we are such a family in the cast and the crew. I'm assuming things will be very different, and I'm sure they'll be difficult at first. But…. We'll see. I think I'm positive."
While Cory's absence obviously leaves a gaping hole in the tight knit group of talent, we are also very certain they will pull through this season, if for anything, to honor Cory's memory.
He might be lost forever, but Cory will never be forgotten by his friends and fans.