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Jane Lynch remembers Monteith

Cory Monteith didn't leave "one day un-lived" says his Glee co-star Jane Lynch.

The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada, last Saturday after consuming a lethal cocktail of drugs and alcohol.

Jane plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on Glee, opposite Cory’s high school quarterback character Finn Hudson.

The 53-year-old says her co-star and friend will be sorely missed.

"Cory was one of the biggest hearts and was a real bright light. He was one of those guys that knew he was rarefied air from the gifts this show, this wonderful show gave us. He was always aware that it was a gift," she said in an interview on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

"He was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people. You know, I always admired how he'd get up and fly to Mexico, throw parties for his friends. I don't think he left one day un-lived. He was a real bright light in our family. We've lost a really great guy."

Jane remembered all the wonderful things Cory did in the TV interview. Jane was always blown away by the actor's caring nature.

"He once flew across the country on his own nickel to meet with a sick kid whose last wish was to meet him," she recalled. "That was the kind of guy he was. Just a real giver."

Meanwhile Glee actor Damian McGinty also remembered his co-star Cory.

The Irish star, 20, recalls being inspired by the late star after working with him for 12 months.

"Everyone's having their own time, their own privacy and dealing with it in their own ways. It's tough. Anybody that knew him, even for a few hours, will know how good a guy he was and how much of an inspiration he was to so many people, this world," he explained.

"I was very fortunate to work with him, and he was incredible. Really incredible. A salt of the earth guy."

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