Jane Lynch Remembers Cory Monteith on ‘Tonight Show’: ‘Cory Was a Real Bright Light’

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The Glee family is still grieving over the loss of their own Cory Monteith.

Jane Lynch choked up as she reminisced about her late costar and the “real bright light” he brought to the world during her Wednesday night appearance on Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

“Cory’s one of the biggest hearts, was a real bright light,” she said solemnly, fighting back tears. “He was one of those guys that … you know, he knew he was breathing rarefied air … the gifts that this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that this [show] was a gift.”

“He was one of those adventurous types of people,” she continued. “I always admired how he would get up … you know, he’d fly to Mexico, he’d throw parties for his friends. And I don’t think he left one day unlived. And he was a real bright light in our family and we’ve lost a really great guy.”

Asked how she would like Monteith to be remembered, Lynch shared a heart-warming story. “He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid who his last wish was to meet him,” she recalled. “That’s just the kind of guy he was. He was just a real giver.”