One day after
Cory Monteith’s funeral, more of his “Glee” co-stars are beginning to speak out for the first time about the death of their friend.

Amber Riley, who played Mercedes on the FOX musical comedy series, tweeted in memory of the deceased actor, “TV Guide” reports.

“Yesterday I got to sit with my Glee family and remember a man I considered a brother and friend,” she said. “With a very heavy heart, RIP Cory Monteith. Continued prayer for his family and Lea [Michele]. Sending hugs to all you gleeks.”

Riley was one of several original “Glee” cast members to be bumped down to a recurring role on the series to make room for the “new generation” of McKinley High students.

The same day, another of Monteith’s co-stars, Dot-Marie Jones, got emotional while speaking with Entertainment Tonight.

Jones spoke with ET about her third consecutive Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her role on “Glee” yesterday, but the moment was bittersweet.

"I honestly didn't know. This year I worked a lot with Cory one-on-one and Cory was present," she said, adding, "I love him and I still do. I don't have a fond memory because every memory is fantastic."

The actress, who will be back as Coach Beiste for season 5, opened up about the late actor’s death on Twitter earlier this week, writing:

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