It's been hard to move on from the loss of Glee star Cory Monteith, but his castmates and fans are making sure their friend is never forgotten. In fact, Jane Lynch gave a very heartfelt speech for Cory at last night's 65th Emmy Awards, which is just the beginning of the recognition he has to come with the premiere of Season 5 of Glee this Thursday.
During her speech, Jane said, "It is remarkable and perhaps a little curious how quickly television shows become like families. This summer, on our show Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family. Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback-turned-wide-eyed-heartfelt-glee-singer, and from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and a genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. And millions did fall in love with Cory, and I'm here to say that all that warmth and that charm, that openhearted quality that we loved in Cory was no act. Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction."
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