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Cory Monteith: 20 Stars React to the Shocking Death of Glee Star

It happened again, a shining bright light was put out far too soon. This weekend, Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada. In the past Cory had battled substance abuse issues and had checked into rehab this past March. And although there is no official word on his cause of death, the odds are that drugs were indeed involved, yet again taking the life of a talented young person in the midst of their success. It was shocking news, the passing of Cory Monteith, and those who were really hit hard by his death were his co-stars, his friends, and peers in the entertainment industry. Check out what the stars had to say about the tragic news  — from his Glee co-stars, to Real Housewives, to Rhianna, to Kim Kardashian — right here:

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    Click through to see what the stars had to say about the untimely passing of Glee star Cory Monteith.

  • John Stamos 2 of 21
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    "First day on Glee he said to me, I can't believe I'm working w/Uncle Jesse- I can't believe I'm writing this tweet. Heartbreaking. RIP Cory."

    "We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad I knew you Cory."

    Photo Source: Twitter/John Stamos

  • Alan Shankman 3 of 21
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    "Goodbye my amazing and beautiful friend. The lights in my world just grew dimmer. The world just lost one of our best. I love u so much..." via Twitter

    "I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM ..."

    Photo Source: Adam Shankman/Twitter

  • Kristin Chenoweth 4 of 21
    85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

    "RIP CoryMontieth. You will be loved. Always."

    Source: Twitter

  • Dot-Marie Jones 5 of 21
    Young Storytellers Foundation's "The Biggest Show" 2012 Gala - Arrivals

    "I HAVE NO WORDS! MY HEART IS BROKEN CORY WAS NOT ONLY A HELL OF A FRIEND HE WAS ONE AMAZING MAN THAT I WILL HOLD CLOSE TO MY HEART FOREVER"

    Source: Twitter

    "I AM BLESSED TO HAVE WORKED WITH HIM AND LOVE HIM SO MUCH! MY HEART IS WITH HIS FAMILY AND OUR WHOLE GLEE FAMILY! I LOVE YOU ALL!"

    Source: Twitter

  • Michael Buble 6 of 21
    Echo Awards 2012

    "I just stare into space & say why? A good BC boy, a wonderful talent, gone too soon - MB - #RipCoryMonteith"

    Source: Twitter

  • Marlee Matlin 7 of 21
    37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala - Arrivals

    "Such a tragedy when a young person passes - whether famous or who just happens to be in the wrong place or circumstances."

    Source: Twitter

  • Rihanna 8 of 21
    Rihanna for River Island Store Launch Afterparty - Arrivals

    "Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels... Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!"

    Source: Twitter

  • Kim Kardashian 9 of 21
    Kim Kardashian QuickTrim Essentials Weight Loss Kit Launch Party at the Renaissance Hotel in London on May 18, 2012

    "Just heard about the death of Cory Monteith. So sad. Prayers 4 his family. Praying 4 Lea too! Words can't describe what they must be feeling"

    Source: Twitter

  • Kyle Richards 10 of 21
    24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Arrivals

    "SO sad tonight...no justice for Trayvon Martin and now the sad news of Cory Monteith. Heartbreaking"

    Source: Twitter

  • Billy Bush 11 of 21
    4th Annual "Big Fighters, Big Cause" Hosted by Sugar Ray Leonard

    "Cory Monteith? I am sick. What a jovial warm guy. interviewed him at length when he first arrived and instantly loved him. #rip #way2soon"

    Source: Twitter

  • Melissa Joan Hart 12 of 21
    2011 Entertainment Weekly and Women in Film Pre-Emmy Party - Departures

    "So sad to wake up to another young person gone too soon. #RIPCory"

    Source: Twitter

  • Alyssa Milano 13 of 21
    2013 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

    "Beautiful man! Why did you leave us so soon? Rest with the angels, Cory Monteith."

    Source: Twitter

  • Neil Patrick Harris 14 of 21
    2013 Tony Awards - Arrivals

    "How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed."

    Source: Twitter

  • Caroline Manzo 15 of 21
    Samsung Hope For Children Gala 2013 - Arrivals

    "The news of Cory Monteith passing is so sad."

    Source: Twitter

  • Kate Gosselin 16 of 21
    Kate Gosselin departs the Ted Gibson Salon with a new hairstyle

    "Love and prayers go out to Corey Monteith's family. What a great, fun guy! Just so very sad..."

    Source: Twitter

  • Snooki 17 of 21
    The Trevor Project's 2013 "TrevorLIVE" Event Honoring Cindy Hensley McCain - Arrivals

    "Terrible news these past couple days, and now today. RIP #CoryMonteith Gone Way too soon. My prayers are with his family ..."

    Source: Twitter

  • Hilary Duff 18 of 21
    Hilary Duff "Devoted: An Elixir Novel" Book Signing at Barnes & Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles on October 14, 2011

    "Really sad about Cory Monteith's passing. Saying prayers for friends and family, what a difficult time..."

    Source: Twitter

  • Bethenny Frankel 19 of 21
    40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards - Arrivals

    "So sad and sorry to hear the news about Cory Monteith. What a tragic loss." via Twitter

    "I love you lea, and if there is anything you need whether a voice or a friend or a hug, I love you. Xo @msleamichele" via Twitter

  • Zooey Deschanel 20 of 21
    The Television Academys 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception

    "This is such sad news about @CoryMonteith - what an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man."

    Source: Twitter

  • NeNe Leakes 21 of 21
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    "These were fun times! I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon! RIP @corymonteith my prayers r wit u"

    Source: Twitter

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