The Most Creative Tributes Dedicated to Cory Monteith

No one really knew how to react to the news that Glee favorite Cory Monteith had passed away in Vancouver Saturday at the young age of 31. Celebrity tributes poured in over Twitter, and girlfriend Lea Michele released a very brief statement asking for privacy. But famous friends and fans have found creative ways to pay tribute to the late actor. Read on to find out how some have celebrated Monteith.

Fans and Famous Friends Mourn Cory Monteith

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No one really knew how to react to the news that Glee favorite Cory Monteith had passed away in Vancouver Saturday at the young age of 31. Celebrity tributes poured in over Twitter, and girlfriend Lea Michele released a very brief statement asking for privacy. But famous friends and fans have found creative ways to pay tribute to the late actor. Read on to find out how some have celebrated Monteith.

Darren Criss Goes Black

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The Glee actor showed up to his Girl Most Likely movie premiere with a black ribbon, which is often worn in mourning. Though Criss showed up to walk the carpet, he's canceled other appearances set for the week, including an appearance on Live with Kelly & Michael.

Matthew Morrison Picks Up the Mic

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The artist also known as Mr. Shue paid tribute to Monteith like a true Glee cast member — Matthew Morrison dedicated a song to the late actor. Performing at 54 Below in New York City Sunday, the actor labeled Monteith a "brother," and sang "What I Did For Love," which was featured on Season 2 of Glee. Morrison said it was "awkward" to perform following the news, but "you guys came to see a show, I came to perform a show, so that's what we'll do. And we'll do it in Cory's honor."

Selena Gomez Hugs It Out

Selen Gomez shared this photo from the 2011 Kid's Choice Awards on Twitter, remembering the Glee actor with "This hurts. I love you Cory. Rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Makeshift Memorial

Fans of Monteith's in Vancouver have set up a memorial for the actor outside of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, where the actor was found dead Saturday. Among the notes written for the late actor was this touching tribute from a fan: "Cory, you were such an amazing musician, actor and most importantly a great person. I had the pleasure of meeting you and will never forget it. I'll never forget Finn Hudson, the awkward 'jock' who was kind to everyone on the hit show Glee. You touched so many lives through your work & we thank you. You will be greatly missed but you'll always be remembered. We love you. Thoughts and prayers go out to Cory's friends, family and fans."