Glee tragedy: From Cory Monteith, Mark Salling and now, Naya Rivera | ‘Glee Curse’ Explainer

Following the announcement of latest docuseries The Value of Glee, individuals are as soon as once more discussing the so-called ‘Glee Curse’.

5 forged and crew members from the present have died in surprising circumstances during the last 9 years, and the Disney+ documentary guarantees to research the deaths of stars Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera and Mark Salling.

Now, former castmate Kevin McHale has slammed the collection, claiming not one of the forged have had something to do with its manufacturing.

Watch the trailer for the docuseries above.

Tragedy has adopted the ‘Glee’ forged. (FOX)

In a fiery tweet, McHale, who hosts his personal Glee-focussed podcast with former co-star Jenna Ushkowitz known as And That is What You REALLY Missed, known as the collection “trash”.

Re-tweeting a tweet by TV journalist Ashley Ray which learn, “sure forged and crew are concerned [in the series], no they don’t seem to be evaluating Naya [Rivera] and Cory [Monteith] to Mark [Salling] or making any similarity aside from to say “they had been all on the identical present”.”

To this, Mchale wrote, “Present me this “forged” you communicate of. That is [trash],” utilizing a rubbish bin emoji.

McHale, who performed Artie Abrams on Glee, adopted up the tweet with: “This was the great model, [for the record]. Do not make me communicate on this once more.”

Kevin McHale as Artie Abrams on Glee.
Kevin McHale performed Artie Abrams on Glee. (Fox)

Naya Rivera, Cory Monteith and Mark Salling are the three Glee forged members who died after the TV present skyrocketed them to fame.

Monteith died in 2013 after an overdose, whereas Salling died in 2018 by suicide – six weeks earlier than he was on account of be imprisoned for possession of kid pornography.

Rivera died in 2020 after a boating journey together with her then-four-year-old son.

Naya Rivera as Santana Lopez on Glee.
Naya Rivera tragically died in an unintended drowning in 2020. (Fox)

She was believed to have been swimming together with her son at Lake Piru in northwest Los Angeles when waters turned rocky. Within the means of attempting to save lots of his life, she doubtless exhausted herself and drowned, police reported on the time.

McHale’s phrases in regards to the upcoming docuseries come after a current episode of his podcast which noticed him bear in mind Rivera, together with former Glee forged stars Heather Morris and Chris Colfer.

“It was actually infuriating and likewise unbelievable to look at,” he mentioned of Rivera’s singing and appearing expertise. “She was so good, simply so good… it was a present that we obtained to be round each single day.”

The controversial Disney+ collection is slated to premiere on January 16, 2023. Up to now not one of the former Glee forged have supported the mission.

Mark Salling died in 2018.

Who from Glee has died?

Within the final 9 years, three members of the primary Glee forged have died. Cory Monteith, who performed footballer Finn Hudson, died in 2013. Mark Salling, who performed Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman, died in 2018, and Naya Rivera, aka Santana Lopez, died in 2020.

Two crew members from the present have additionally died. Assistant director Jim Filler handed away from coronary heart failure in 2013, and manufacturing assistant Nancy Motes died by suicide in 2014. Her colleagues reportedly posted on Fb: “We have misplaced one other one.”

How did Cory Monteith die?

On July 13, 2013, Monteith’s physique was present in a resort room in Canada. His dying was dominated as a heroin overdose, with traces of alcohol, codeine and morphine additionally present in his bloodstream.

The actor had a historical past of substance abuse from the age of 13. He entered rehab on the age of 19 on the request of his household and pals. In March 2013, a couple of months earlier than his dying, he voluntarily went again to rehab, after an intervention was held on the Glee set. He accomplished his remedy on April 26.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith had been courting on the time of his dying. (Getty)

This yr, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed on the And That’s What You REALLY Missed podcast that he had been one of many forged and crew members who tried to assist Monteith.

“I bear in mind pondering like, ‘Oh my god, thank God he made it. Thank God he’ll be okay’,” Murphy recalled of the second Monteith accomplished his rehab remedy. “He got here to Fireplace Island and he frolicked with me. And I bear in mind pondering, like, ‘Towards all odds, he’ll be okay.’

“After which two days later – three days later, he died.”

After his dying, the coroner dominated his overdose an accident. As a result of Monteith had been clear for a couple of months, “a beforehand tolerated drug focus degree could turn out to be poisonous and deadly”. He was 31 years previous and had been courting Glee star Lea Michele on the time of his dying.

How did Mark Salling die?

Salling died by suicide on January 30, 2018, after pleading responsible to possession of kid pornography. In 2015, after a tip-off from an ex-girlfriend, the actor was arrested when police discovered greater than 50,000 photos of kid pornography on his laptop and onerous drive. Following his trial, Salling pleaded responsible, and it was anticipated he would spend seven years in jail. He was discovered lifeless a month earlier than his sentencing trial.

How did Naya Rivera die?

Rivera went missing whereas swimming together with her son at Lake Piru, in California, on July 8 2020. Her son was discovered alive and nicely floating on a ship in the course of the lake, with Rivera nowhere to be seen. After 5 days of looking, her body was recovered on July 13 — the seven yr anniversary of Monteith’s dying. She was 33.

Rivera died aged 33 whereas swimming in a lake identified for having harmful currents. (AP)

Is the ‘Glee Curse’ actual?

No. A supply who labored on the present just lately commented on the so-called curse, telling the NY Put up that it is merely only a set of unlucky circumstances.

“I do not know if I’d say it was cursed, but it surely’s unlucky for many of them. The issues which have occurred with among the forged… it is very unhappy.”

Solid tributes

This yr, Lea Michele paid tribute to Cory Monteith on the ninth anniversary of his dying. The star would have been 40 this yr.

Posting to her Instagram Story, Michele, 35, shared a really delicate tribute to Monteith, posting a throwback picture from their Glee days.

Lea Michele shares tribute to Cory Monteith on ninth anniversary of his death.
Michele shared a candy picture of her and Monteith from their Glee days, that dates again to 2011. (Instagram / @leamichele)

The picture shared by Michele dates again to 2011, when Monteith and Michele had been filming a scene for Glee in New York Metropolis.

Monteith, then 28, appears to be like good-looking in a go well with and tie, whereas Michele beams up at him in a blue gown, holding a bouquet of flowers.

Michele dated Monteith off-screen from 2012 till he died unexpectedly on July 13, 2013, on the age of 31.

She has been married to businessman Zandy Reich since 2019, and the couple welcomed son Ever Leo in August 2020.

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