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Social media fan art honors Cory Monteith

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In the wake of Cory Monteith’s death, Gleeks and fellow Monteith fans have gathered together to mourn his passing and celebrate his life and work. Fans took to Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, among other sites, to express themselves and honor the Glee star. Members of other fandoms also reached out to Gleeks in mourning, offering virtual “fandom hugs” in support. The Canadian-born actor was best known for his role on Fox’s Glee as football jock/New Directions performer Finn Hudson. L.A.-area fans even joined each other off line for an impromptu vigil held outside of Paramount Pictures Studio where Glee is typically filmed.

Here are a few examples of how fans commemorated Monteith’s impact on their lives: