Dot-Marie Jones plays McKinley High gym teacher and football coach Shannon Beiste on Glee, and she has shared many heartfelt scenes with Monteith's character on the show. She tweeted:
"I have no words! My heart is broken. Cory was not only a hell of a friend he was one of the most amazing men 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!"