Did you know him personally?
Really? Leave it out please. His fans will be very upset and are absolutely allowed to feel shocked and sad. In the age of social networking, the media as it is and how much info and personal lives are just a click away, it is not surprising that people feel a connection with celebs and will feel real emotions when something happens to them.
I didn't like the character Finn, but I thought Cory was a top bloke. Despite all of his problems no one ever had a bad word to say about him and he was clearly trying to fight his addiction. My thoughts are with his family and also Lea who will have to deal with this very publicly - times like this makes me extremely glad I am not famous.