Less Glee

The news of the death of actor Cory Monteith reached me this morning via a subscriber email from TVline.

Although the autopsy has not yet been done, it is widely assumed his death was a drug overdose.

He was 31.

As an alcoholic and the mother of a kid who is dabbling in pot (and thinks I am overreacting to his use because “everyone does it”), this news made me gasp out loud. I’ve been a fan of Glee since its beginnings, and while Kurt & his dad have been my favorites on the show, I always thought Monteith’s portrayal of lunkhead Finn was believably done. I even saw the Glee crew perform live at Radio City Music Hall a few years back, also with my son who wasn’t too cool to hang out with mom then and was also a fan of the show at that time.

I know drug and alcohol abuse was part of Monteith’s past and I know how hard it is to stay clean. For him, as he’s told it, the problem started with the seemingly innocent use of marijuana and booze and graduated to much harder substances.

It’s tragic to see such a talented young man lose his battle.

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8 thoughts on “Less Glee

    • His death saddened me too. But it was a bit less of a shock as James didn’t seem like he took care of himself as well as he ought.

      Of course, clearly Cory didn’t either. He was just so young.

      • MY perception of death has changed completely in the past few months. “Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that. John Donne

          • I am making peace with it. We all have to go sometime and in the cosmic scheme of things we are only here for an instant. That is everyone and everything will be dust sooner than later. I will just be the layer of dust that supports the one above it.

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