Watch Jane Lynch's touching In Memoriam tribute to Cory Monteith at the 2013 Emmy Awards (video). Jane called Cory a "gifted and wonderful young man," but also touched on the "senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction." Jane Lynch presented a touching Emmys 2013 In Memoriam tribute to Cory Monteith, her Glee co-star.
Jane talked about Cory fondly, calling him a "gifted and wonderful young man."
The tribute speech was short and sweet, a beautiful reminder of Cory's character and reputation as an all-around nice guy.
She also gave a sobering reminder of the dangers of addiction.
Jane said in her tribute speech:
"It is remarkable and perhaps a little curious how television shows become like families. This summer, on our show Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family.
Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback turned wide-eyed, heartfelt glee singer. And from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and a genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. And millions did fall in love with Cory.
And I am here to say that all that warmth and that charm, that openhearted quality that we loved in Cory was no act. Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that's brought on by addiction.
Tonight we remember Cory for all he was and mourn the loss of all he could have been. To a generation that loved Cory so, please know: this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love. And if you were lucky enough to know Cory as we did and witness firsthand Cory's goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity day in and day out, I promise, you'd have loved him even more."
Cory Monteith Tribute - Emmy's 2013 by IdolxMuzic