In addition to Lea’s emotional tweet, castmates that had previously remained silent about the tragedy, including Kevin McHale and Chris Colfer, shared memories of the 31-year-old star.
McHale shared a photo on Instagram with the caption, "So thankful that I and so many of you got to experience Cory's overwhelming kindness, humor and talent. There will not be a day that goes by that I won't miss him. Thank you all for your incredible support and patience."
A few days earlier, Colfer and Jenna Ushkowitz shared their memories on the social networking site too. Chris wrote, “I’ll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions. Love and miss you, buddy.”
Jenna said, “I am so grateful that ‘Glee’ brought this group of extraordinary individuals together to form a family. I was lucky enough to closely experience the love and light that Cory shared with the world, as well as having the privilege of traveling down the road together on a once in a lifetime journey.”
She added, “Cory always reminded me to be gracious, kind and open, and he will leave a mark in my heart forever. Thank you everyone for your constant support and love while we mourn the loss of our dear friend, and continued support to Cory’s family, and to Lea.”
Lea’s heartfelt message on Monday said, “Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart.”
Ryan Murphy, who had previously spoken out about the loss, tweeted a piece of fan art this week that he found “really moving.”
A talented fan made this and I thought it was really moving. pic.twitter.com/0tpA85GMhv— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) July 28, 2013
The “Glee” family held a special memorial for Cory last week and plan to start filming again on August 5.