Darren Criss spoke out during his guest spot on Conan:
"Obviously it’s been a very rough time, but when you start picking up the pieces after something as tragic as this, we’re picking up the pieces now, and there’s two things you gotta remember about Cory . . . He was a really funny guy, had a great sense of humor, he loved life, and he always took care of his friends and wanted his friends to be happy. So it’s only right that we start to try to smile again, try to laugh again, that's something he would've wanted."