Dianna Agron: I Will “Always Carry A Piece” of Cory Monteith With Me

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By Shari Weiss

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Dianna Agron is speaking out about the tragic passing of her “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith. On Wednesday, the actress released a long, heartfelt statement about Monteith, whom she worked with extensively on the hit FOX show. Agron says:

I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile. ‘Glee’ was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry.

We really cut our teeth and grew up on this show. In playing underdogs, we learned that we had dug into the hearts of our viewers and that we could stay there. Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone’s hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me but my family.

My heart goes out to his family, to Lea [Michele, co-star and girlfriend], to everyone that is struggling with the loss of our friend. We will miss you Cory. We will always carry a piece of you with us.

Agron is the first “Glee” family member to extensively address Monteith’s death. As Gossip Cop previously reported, the 31-year-old old died on Saturday of what police are calling an “accidental overdose.”

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