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Monday, July 15, 2013

Letter from the Editor! | The Passing of Cory Monteith...

Cory photographed by Jeff Lipsky. Photo edit by TSOF.
I personally want to express my heartbreak over the loss of one of the great young stars of our generation. Cory Monteith, who played the amicable Finn Hudson on one of the most well-received recent series in American television, Glee, passed away over the weekend as most of the world has already gotten ear of. (Read CNN report). He played my favorite character on Glee for his humility, strength, and sense of honor and good. Such are the characteristics which stemmed from the actual man himself and radiated brightly through in character no matter what. And that is what I value in his memory the most: the good man he was. Cory, born in 1982, was a guy well into his young adulthood (31 years old at the time of his passing), though playing in role as a teen growing through the irreverence of life. It was his profound spirited youth and unyielding valor as a human being...as a man...which in turn made Finn, too, not a boy, but a good man in good will.

What struck a second cord of sentimentality, for me, in light of this tragedy, is for this to have happened around the launch of A&F Stars on the Rise. A celebration of young guys and girls in realization of beyond-atmospheric aspirations, this launch felt initially euphoric though now forever to be memorably heartfelt. Among the cast of this beautiful ode to dreams that is A&F Stars on the Rise is actor Jacob Artist, a great talent and part of the Glee family.

For every person personally touched by a remarkable person as Cory Monteith, no words can ever be enough for the loss of a friend, a love, a brother, a son...

I will always appreciate Cory for what he personally stood for me, for the depth I saw in him as in none else, for the certain revelations and virtues he personified so beautifully and resonated in me. Last night, I came across this wonderful comment by one fellow Gleek on Facebook...



HE DIDN’T DIE.
HE TOOK THE MIDNIGHT TRAIN
GOING ANYWHERE.

M I C H E L L E   R . ,   F A C E B O O K   F A N



He's a star on the rise no more...our guy now shines forever bright beyond dream and in the realms of eternal glory.

C.E.R.
Editor-in-Chief
The Sitch on Fitch