Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Remembers Cory Monteith And Shares His Final Words
Cory tragically died in 2013.
Glee creator Ryan Murphy has been sharing his memories of the super successful TV show and remember Cory Monteith, opening up about the last words he shared with the actor before his heartbreaking death.
Cory tragically died of an overdose in a Vancouver hotel room in July 2013.
Sharing his last moments with the actor, Ryan said: “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.”
Lea added: “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.”
Ryan described Glee as both the best and worst time in his life, explaining that the show was never the same after Cory’s death.
He said: “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.”