The 2013 Emmys were pretty sad. In a new (and weepy) format, a dedication to actors who have recently passed away was interspersed every few segments. Jane Lynch spoke about her Glee co-star, Cory Monteith, who passed away from an overdose in July.


Jane spoke of Cory’s “warm and charm.” “Cory was a beautiful soul,” the actress said. She didn’t shy away from mentioning his addiction. “Tonight we remember Cory for all he was,” skeletons and all.

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“Please know this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love,” Jane said, speaking especially to the young fans of Glee who are likely having a hard time processing the news of his heroin overdose. The tribute was simple, loving, and short, ending simply on “Cory Monteith 1982-2013.”

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