I am terribly sorry to say that such an event has in fact occurred.
Glee fans all over the world are shocked and horrified today to hear of the death of Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson for four years.
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Cory Monteith was one of the truly bright lights that kept Glee going, even as the quality of the scripts began to falter. He was one of the four people playing teenagers on the show (along with Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera) who brought the level of acting talent required to keep the fans truly invested in the fate of the characters. Even when I found a script lacking, or I found myself frustrated with Finn's life choices, I was always impressed with the power and the conviction Cory brought to his scenes.
My heart goes out to his family, his friends, and the fans who are as personally invested in Finn and in Cory as I once was in Kurt and Chris. Most of all, my heart goes out to Lea Michele. I cannot begin to fathom her loss at the moment.
A few of the best Finn Hudson quotes from Glee:
When I first joined, I thought you were kind of insane. I mean, you talk a lot more than you should, and to be honest with you, I looked under the bed and made sure that you weren't hanging out under there. But then, I heard you sing. I don't know how to say this, but you touched something in me. Right here.
"The Rhodes Not Taken"
[to Rachel] You're the most talented person I know. Even more than that guy at the mall who can juggle chainsaws.
"Journey to Regionals"
Rachel: Break a leg.
Finn: I love you.
Thank you, Cory, for the magic, the music and the memories.