This one's for you Cory. We'll miss you!
I've lived a league of lives. ~ Cory Monteith
"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.
"Matt is beside himself," the source explains.
Michele, 26, Monteith's girlfriend of one year, declined to comment following the tragedy. Her rep told Us in a statement, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."
Monteith, a Canada native, was visiting his mom in the Vancouver area at the time of his death. On July 13, police announced during a press conference that the actor was pronounced dead on the scene in his hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver. Foul play is not suspected and a autopsy will be done on Monday, July 15.
"We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate," the actor's rep said in a statement to Us. "We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."
Title: Rage Against the Dying of the Light. (1/?)
Rating: PG-13 (for now)
Warnings: AU, (Sort-of).
Word Count: ~5300
Pairings/Characters: Will/Terry, Will/Finn (eventually), Various other minor pairings, and the usual gang.
Notes: In the middle of writing this big big Winn/His Dark Materials AU story that I've been working on for so long, this equally detailed plot bunny surfaced that was too interesting to ignore. And, since I first watched the episode where Finn sings to the sonogram I have also wanted to write a fic that was influenced by Thrice songs and lyrics (there is a Thrice poster on Finn's bedroom wall in case you have no idea what I'm talking about) so I let their music inspire me. Along the way I was also inspired by other songs. (I was also slightly influenced by tv shows and books. So no copyright infringement/offense meant just in case something seems vaguely familiar. And really, sometimes it was me coming up with something only to later find out it's kind of been done/seen elsewhere) Also, since I've been wary of what turns the show has taken I haven't kept up with it and the setting show-wise is somewhere along the period of time where Kurt leaves Mckinley.
P.S. The title is from the poem Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas.