Just days after the tragic loss of “Glee” star Cory Monteith, the beloved actor’s co-stars are speaking out the loss of their late friend.

In an interview with “The Hollywood Reporter,” actress Naya Rivera opened up about the death of her co-star.

“The entire ‘Glee’ family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” she said. “Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed.

Rivera added, “My heart goes out to Cory’s family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone’s well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatlty appreciated.”

Meanwhile, at a live show in New York Sunday, co-star Matthew Morrison dedicated his performance in Cory’s honor. According to the “Huffington Post,” Morrison told the audience, “You guys came to see a show, I came to perform a show, so that’s what we’ll do.”

Mark Salling, who plays Puck on the FOX series, tweeted:

Else, Mike O’Malley, who portrayed Finn Hudson's step-father, Burt Hummel, spoke to “People,” saying, “If an ability to show others kindness and fostering fellowship are two qualities that all humans should strive for, Cory mastered them long before he died. He deserved a long life. His death has rocked us all at ‘Glee.’”

Monteith was found dead over the weekend in a Vancouver hotel room. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday due to the public interest in this case, but the results are not set to be released until Tuesday at the earliest.

“Glee” creator Ryan Murphy and Monteith’s longtime girlfriend, Lea Michele, have not commented publicly on his death. Check back for more details as this heartbreaking story continues to unfold.

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