« Kristen Stewart Dating Former "Boardwalk Empire" Star Michael Pitt? | Main | "Despicable Me 2" Tops Box Office Again »

Hollywood Mourns "Glee" Star Cory Monteith

Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Hollywood is reacting to the news of the death of Glee star Cory Monteith.

A rep for Glee star Lea Michele, who had been dating Monteith for some time, said, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time.  Thank you."

Monteith's former co-stars, Glee guests, and Taylor Swift -- who had been rumored to be romantically linked to him in the past -- as well as other celebrities, mourned him over the weekend on Twitter.

Mark Salling @MarkSalling: "going through a million memories and emotions today. ill love you always Brother Cory."

Cheyenne Jackson @cheyennejackson: "What I will remember about Cory Monteith is that he was talented, funny and absolutely kindhearted. We lost a gentleman. RIP."

Harry Shum Jr. @iHarryShum: "At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't seem real to me. I love you Cory."

Dot Marie Jones @dotmariejones: "I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend, he was one amazing man that I will hold close to my heart forever. I am blessed to have worked with him and love him so much! My heart is with his family and our whole Glee family! I love you all!"

Romy Rosemont @RomyRosemont: "Cory was a gentle, sweet soul & I am grateful to have had the chance to play his Mom. My heart is w/ his family, his Glee family & sweet Lea."

Josh Sussman @JoshSussman: "I am so saddened to hear about Cory. He was such a great guy/Super-kind &warm. A tragic loss. My heart goes out to all his friends & family."

NeNe Leakes ‏@NeNeLeakes: "...I hate 2 see such a great young actor leave us so soon! RIP @corymonteith my prayers r wit u."

Alex Anders (Glee music producer) @alxanders: "Heartbroken by the loss of my friend Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and loved ones. Such a good hearted man that will be sorely missed."

Adam Shankman (Glee guest director) @adammshankman: "I will always cherish you in my heart. Thank you for so many wonderful days. I love you CM."

Taylor Swift @TaylorSwift13: "Speechless. And for the worst reason."

Kristin Chenoweth @KChenoweth: "RIP CoryMonteith. You will be loved. Always."

John Stamos @JohnStamos: "First day on Glee he said to me, I can't believe I'm working w/Uncle Jesse- I can't believe i'm writing this tweet. Heartbreaking. RIP Cory. We talked about how lucky he felt to be alive-and sober. We talked about playing drums. Glad i knew you Cory."

Josh Groban (Glee guest) @joshgroban: "While I only met him briefly on set, I remember him to be an extremely sweet guy. Tragic. RIP Cory."

Other celebrities:

Demi Lovato @DDLovato: "#RIPCoryMonteith... So unbelievably tragic. Please #prayforLea.."

Kaley Cuoco @KaleyCuoco: "#CoryMonteith no words. Prayers. Thoughts [with] his family. This is terrible. Can't

Nicki Minaj ‏@NICKIMINAJ: "I didn't know Cory but clearly he was loved by many. My heart goes out to Lea, his family, friends and fans."

Katy Perry @katyperry: "Rest in peace Cory. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. Our prayers are with

Paula Abdul @PaulaAbdul: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the heartbreaking news about Cory Monteith. My heart goes out to his family and Lea [Michele]."

Rihanna @Rihanna: "Cory Monteith, may your spirit be at peace, and may you fly with the angels... Heartbreaking, my prayers are with all of his loved ones!"

Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries) @IanSomerhalder: "Its truly a sad day-an amazingly talented young man is gone.So sorry to the family, friends & fans of Cory Monteith. Such a good man.Truly."

Neil Patrick Harris @ActuallyNPH: "How sad to read about Cory Monteith passing away. What a shame. He was a lovely, kind, talented guy and will be missed."

Sophia Bush @SophiaBush: "I saw him a few weeks ago in NY, looking so happy. heartbreaking... #corymonteith"

Nick Jonas @nickjonas: "So sad to hear the news about Cory Monteith. Praying for his family and friends."

Zooey Deschanel @ZooeyDeschanel: "This is such sad news about Cory Monteith. What an absolutely tragic loss of a
very talented young man."

Kat Dennings @OfficialKat: "I can't fully process this news. Tragic, tragic loss of a young, promising, talented man. Cory Monteith, rest in peace"

Joel McHale @joelmchale: "Way too soon. A very nice & good guy."

Chloë Grace Moretz @ChloeGMoretz: "I just heard about Cory Monteith.. Rest in peace, everyone close to him and affected by this loss you're in my prayers."

Jamie King @Jaime_King: "#CoryMonteith a loss of words. May you rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."

Rumer Willis @TheRue: "I am truly saddened to hear about Cory Monteith. What a talented and sweet guy. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones."

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

ABC News Radio