GLEE: Amber Riley (L) and Cory Monteith (R) of GLEE ring the NASDAQ closing bell in New York City, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 30. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Neira/FOX

GLEE: Amber Riley (L) and Cory Monteith (R) of GLEE ring the NASDAQ closing bell in New York City, NY on Wednesday, Sept. 30. ©2009 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Jeff Neira/FOX

*Amber Riley has taken to Twitter with a message to “Glee” fans following the sudden death of her co-star Cory Monteith.

The 31-year-old actor from Calgary, Alberta, Canada was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room following a heroin and alcohol overdose on Saturday.

“Yesterday I got to sit with my ‘Glee’ family and remember a man I considered a brother and friend,” Riley tweeted. “With a very heavy heart, RIP Cory Monteith. Continued prayer for his family and Lea. Sendings hugs to all you gleeks.”

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Earlier this week, Cory’s girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, thanked fans for their support following Cory’s death.

Below, from the EURweb archives, Monteith told us about his early acting hustle in Vancouver.