I bring this sad news to my beloved readers because I know a lot of Nigerians and people world wide have followed Glee from its inception.
Cory Monteith, who acts Finn in Glee is dead. He was everybody’s sweetheart. His character was so well interpreted by him and he always managed to get everyone ohh-ing and ahh-ing at him. His character was so well interpreted that I begin to even question whether he was the one who wrote the scenes for every episode his character appeared, because his life journey and that of his character’s in Glee is almost synonymous.
I say this because in real life Cory Monteith was obviously a disturbed man who had his first stint in rehab at the tender age of 19 and his second stint earlier on this year and on Glee, towards the end of his high school career he was one of the very disturbed few who didn’t have a life plan…even one as simple as going on to college.
Whatever the case, it saddens me that he had to overdose on drugs and subsequently loose his life. When I received the news of his death I was co-incidentally watching Glee…. such a young man gone so early at the peak of his career.
As with all incidences, there are lessons to be learnt. So many people have paid him positive respects-“I have no words! My heart is broken,” Dot-Marie Jones, who plays football coach Shannon Beiste on Glee, said on Twitter on Saturday night. She called Monteith a “hell of a friend” and an “amazing” man.”What an absolutely tragic loss of a very talented young man,” tweeted the actor Zooey Deschanel. Fox and the producers of Glee, including 20th Century Fox Television, called him an exceptional performer “and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously”.”We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss,” his representatives at Viewpoint public relations in Los Angeles said in a statement.
So many people believed in this man, just as so many people believe in us as individuals both vocally and non-vocally. We have so much to live for, especially for those who secretly look to us for guidance. We ought to remember when we fall into the self-pity stage that no matter how much our life sucks, there are thousands of people out there whose lives suck even more but they still wake up every morning to face the day….beacuse “when there’s life, there’s hope”
Cory Monteith, we’ll miss you so so much and we LOATHE what you did to yourself, but this is a wake up call for us that are still alive and have choices to make.