Primetime Emmys 2013: Cory Monteith Tribute Greeted With Tepid Applause (Video)

Jane Lynch did her best to explain to viewers and angry descendants of deceased TV industry notables why Cory Monteith was among those selected to receive a special tribute at the Primetime Emmy Awards. “This summer our show Glee suffered a painful death in our family,” she began. “From the first time you saw Cory he had a star quality and sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. He was “a beautiful soul and a gifted and wonderful young man” whose death, she said, is a reminder of the “rapaciousness” and “senseless destruction…brought on by addiction.”

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“We mourn the loss of all he could have been to a generation that loved Cory so… This gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love…” she said to those viewers, promising that if they had seen more of him “you would have loved him even more.”

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