This is devastating.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Glee creator Ryan Murphy reflected on the show's rollercoaster six seasons, including Cory Monteith's untimely death from a drug overdose in July of 2013.
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For those who don't know, Ryan was an instrumental part in Monteith entering rehab in March of 2013. The TV guy, along with the actor's then girlfriend Lea Michele, were his main pillars of support while he struggled with addiction.
Unfortunately, the star couldn't overcome his demons in the end.
Recalling the last time he saw Cory, Ryan revealed:
"We hugged, and the last thing he said was ‘I love you, man, and thank you for helping me get better.' And then the next thing I knew he was dead. It was like losing a child."
So sad. It's such a shame the 31-year-old ultimately succumbed to his addictions.
The only light in this tragedy is how Murphy remained strong for other cast members like Lea.
Elaborating on the screenwriter's caring personality, Ms. Michele gushed:
"When I found out [Cory had died], Ryan was one of the first people I called. When Cory was alive, Ryan was very helpful in trying to get him well and healthy but, when that day did come, Ryan did take charge, and he helped me more than I can ever explain. He completely cared for me. He made sure I was okay every single day, whether it was coming over to his house and having dinner prepared for me, or making sure I was okay at work. He sat me down and said, ‘What do you want to do? Do you want to continue the show? Do you want it to end?' I just said, ‘I just want to go back to work.' His heart is bigger than I think he knows what to do with sometimes."
Wow. The triple-threat is so lucky she had R.M. in her corner.
Despite the darkness the cast of Glee faced in the end, Ryan chooses to focus on the good that came out of the show:
"What started off as being such a great celebration of love and acceptance ultimately became about darkness and death. It was a great lesson in what not to do moving forward. And many of them are my good friends to this day."
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