"Cory Monteith was a great guy; Funny, deep, thoughtful, and hardworking. In real life, he was the coolest dude, generous, and a great friend to his pals. If an ability to show others kindness and fostering fellowship are two qualities that all humans should strive for, Cory mastered them long before he died. He deserved a long life. His death has rocked all of us at Glee." Actor Mike O'malley pays tribute to the tragic star, who played his stepson on the hit U.S. show. Monteith died on Saturday (13Jul13).