Cory Monteith Was A “Beautiful Human Being,” Says Glee Co-Star Charlotte Ross

Following the death of 31-year-old Glee star Cory Monteith, more friends and colleagues are sharing memories of the late actor. Hit The Floor’s own Charlotte Ross has had a recurring role on Glee since its 2009 premiere, playing the role of Judy Fabray. As mother to Dianna Agron’s Quinn, Ross shared scenes with Monteith over the course of the series, including his memorable serenade of Paul Anka’s “You’re Having My Baby” in Season One. “Everyone in the cast is warm and supportive but, Cory stood out to me as one of the sweetest,” Ross tells VH1. (Watch Cory recall his audition for the show in the 2009 video above.)

“Cory was extraordinarily professional, getting everything sung and acted so effortlessly take after take,” Ross says. “I felt like a happy audience member just observing such raw talent. And, between takes, he was a real prankster who was always up for having fun.”

Monteith was found dead in his room at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, BC on Saturday, July 13. An autopsy was scheduled to take place on Monday, with toxicology results expected this week. Police have ruled out foul play.  “I hope all of his amazing fans can mourn knowing that he TRULY was a beautiful human being,” Ross says. “Cory was and will remain and inspiration to us all. I feel blessed to have known him, even a little.”

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[Photo Credit: Getty Images; @charlotteross]