Monteith’s death shocks netizens

"Glee" star's untimely passing draws wave of sympathy in social media

#RIPCORYMONTEITH. Social media in grief. Photo from the Glee Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines – Right after news spread of “Glee” star Cory Monteith’s death on July 13 (July 14 MNL), saddened and shocked reactions flooded news feeds and timelines. Expressions of sympathy also went out to the actor’s loved ones, particularly to actress Lea Michele, Monteith’s on and off-screen partner.

The official statement posted on the Glee Facebook page was also tempered by grief.

All photos screen grabbed from the Glee Facebook page

Fans requested in their comments a special send-off and tribute for the actor, who played main character Finn Hudson.

In an interview aired in “TV Patrol,” Filipino international singer Charice Pempengco, who guested on “Glee” in 2010, expressed disbelief. She also conveyed her condolences to Michele.

I know she’s a very nice person and it’s very, very hard for her right now and the only thing I can do for her and his family is pray,” Pempengco said.

Here are more reactions on Twitter:

– Rappler.com

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