Glee's Matthew Morrison Dedicates a Song to His Close Friend Cory Monteith
Filed by Cheryl | Jul 14, 2013
Photo Credit: FOX 2013
Matthew Morrison had a special and close friendship with his co-star on Glee. Matthew Morrison plays Glee Club's teacher and mentor Will Schuester. During Matt's show at 54 Below in New York City he dedicated one of his song's to his friend. Cory Monteith who played Finn Hudson on Glee passed away on Saturday, July 13. Gleeks everywhere are so grieved and still can't comprehend the events of yesterday.
On Sunday June 14 th's performance a source tells US Weekly: "Matt came out before the show started and said, 'We lost a great young man too soon,'" the source explains. "He said Cory was a beautiful person." Then he told the crowd, "You came out to see a show, I came out to do one, so let's honor Cory with this performance."
Morrison, 34, chose the tune "What I Did for Love" from the Broadway classic A Chorus Line to dedicate to Monteith and struggled to contain his emotions during the performance. "He was very emotional on stage," the source tells Us. "It was difficult for him to get up to perform, but he did not want to disappoint anyone."
The song has a special meaning to the Glee cast, as Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele's character on the show, Rachel Berry, performed the ballad during the season two premiere in 2010. (Lyrics include "Love is never gone/As we travel on/Love's what we'll remember/Kiss today goodbye/And point me toward tomorrow/We did what we had to do/Won't forget, can't regret/What I did for love.")
Morrison, who plays Mr. Shuester on the FOX series, worked with Monteith since the show's inception in 2009. Since hearing the news of the actor's tragic death, an insider tells Us Weekly that the singer is distraught over the loss.
Matthew Morrison performing at 54 Below in New York City
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