Wasted Wednesday

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As someone who has been a Glee fan from the beginning, it saddens me to write this post.  Cory Monteith’s sudden death on Saturday, July 13th has left Gleeks in mourning and the show’s approaching new season unknown. Monteith, who plays Finn, has been an integral part of the Glee cast from the start.  Filming, originally scheduled to begin this summer, has been postponed to this fall in an effort to give Monteith’s family, friends, and the cast time to process and heal.  Lea Michele, who plays Rachel, Finn’s on-screen girlfriend, and Monteith’s off-screen girlfriend, has not made any statements except through her reps who have asked fans to respect her privacy during this time.

Though short, Rolling Stone produced a list of performances by Monteith to honor his talent; however, they forgot my favorite! Let’s not forget his notable and fitting rendition of Jesse’s Girl in season one’s LaryngitisWhen Rachel begins seeing a glee club rival, Jesse St. James, Finn becomes increasingly jealous – making this song the perfect choice.

Comments

  1. wewanttheworld says:

    When I first heard about this over the weekend I had to do some searching to discover who this man was that everyone was talking about, since I don’t regularly watch Glee. The news is very sad that a talent like this had to be taken before his time and before he reached his potential. From the clip alone I can see that he was skilled in acting and singing with no doubt more to offer as the years progressed and he honed his craft. I only hope that we can use this opportunity to discuss the elephant in the room that is his addiction, a problem that he had to deal with throughout his life and countless others struggle with on a daily basis. It is not something to be taken lightly and has to be dealt with head on or else cases similar to Cory’s will only continue. Addictions are a disease and those affected need to seek treatment and continue their lifelong process of rehabilitation with support from friends and family. As they say, you’re in recovery for life. We all owe it to those we may know if our lives who may have some sort of addiction to keep them clean and treat the matter as serious and life threatening, in a graceful and respectful tone no doubt. The mindset of leaving said people alone and letting them make their own decisions is the wrong approach, given the freedom they will only continue to harm themselves as is the nature of the disease. We must do all we can to keep an eye on those in our lives with these issues and help them in their struggle.