Jane Lynch appeared on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno where she discussed 'real bright light' Cory
Glee’s Jane Lynch has given an emotional first interview following the death of her fellow castmember Cory Monteith on Sunday.
The actress bravely appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in the US last night, where she paid tribute to her co-star and his ‘bright light’.
When Jay asked how Jane and the Glee cast would like 31-year-old Cory to be remembered, she said: ‘Well, Cory was one of the biggest hearts and was a real bright light.
‘He was one of those guys that knew he was rarefied air from the gifts this show, this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift. He was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people. You know, I always admired how he’d get up and fly to Mexico, throw parties for his friends.’
She added: ‘I don’t think he left one day un-lived. He was a real bright light in our family. We’ve lost a really great guy.’
Jane then discussed an example of Cory‘s generosity, explaining: ‘He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him. That was the kind of guy he was. Just a real giver.’
It’s unknown how Glee producers will deal with Cory‘s tragic death in the hit series, which is due to return for a fifth season in the US in November. Bosses at Fox are said to have called an emergency meeting and have vowed to continue with the show, according to Hollywood reports.
Following the shock news that Cory died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol on Sunday morning, the star’s girlfriend Lea Michele and his family said goodbye to the star in a private cremation ceremony on Tuesday.
We’re sending lots of love to Cory‘s family, the Glee cast and Lea and this horribly sad time.