Glee star Cory Monteith, who tragically passed away in a Vancouver hotel room Saturday, is being remembered as a great friend, kind person and talented actor.
The 31-year-old Calgary-born actor was remembered by fans on social media as an influential celebrity who expressed gratitude for his fans and ‘Gleeks.’
Many fans who had met Monteith remembered the actor fondly as a nice, gracious and caring person.
One fan experienced this when she met him on an Air Canada flight from Japan to Vancouver.
A flight attendant approached Monteith and asked him to say a few words on video to her boyfriend’s daughter, Mallory, who is a big fan of the Glee actor.
The flight attendant said he was very friendly and chatty and gladly let her take the video.
“I wanted to record this video for you guys just to let you guys know to ‘stay out of trouble and stay in school,’” Monteith said.
Other fans shared their condolences on Twitter and Facebook:
— Chord_Lover (@jmgleek96) July 14, 2013
3 yrs ago, I cried outside RCMH because I had just met my favorite celebrity, Cory Monteith. So sad and tragic. pic.twitter.com/HiR16j9JJO
— Lauren (@averylaa) July 14, 2013
I never met Cory Monteith, but I can say from what I’ve heard, he was a wonderful human being. I am beyond saddened by this news.
— Dove Cameron (@DoveCameron) July 14, 2013
Very sad to hear about the passing of Cory Monteith. Never met the man, but heard good things. Started as Walmart Greeter on Van Island #RIP
— Paul Haysom (@PaulHaysom1) July 14, 2013
— Sarah Safarha (@SarahSafarha06) July 14, 2013
I can’t believe it. I only met you once but you were so kind and warm. We will all miss you @CoryMonteith
— Lily Mae Harrington (@lilymaeh) July 14, 2013