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Old 14-07-2013, 14:45
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21000 kids will die today across the world thanks to no fault of their own as a result of disease and hunger. Now thats a tragedy.

While I feel sad for his family another well paid show biz star dying from a suspected self inflicted drugs related cause. Well perhaps less so.

Sorry to give some perspective. But none of those kids will get a DS headline or thread.
Nothing has been said about his cause of death yet, so please so not speculate. Plus people are shock as the guy have just been through rehab and doing well, no one expected this. So yes, we have the right to comment, grieve, mourn, whatever we want to do in relation to this story.
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Old 14-07-2013, 14:54
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Nothing has been said about his cause of death yet, so please so not speculate. Plus people are shock as the guy have just been through rehab and doing well, no one expected this. So yes, we have the right to comment, grieve, mourn, whatever we want to do in relation to this story.
The cause of death is highly likely to be that he hadn't taken drugs for a while, his body wasn't used to them, so when he took the old dose he was used to months/years ago it killed him.

There is zero point beating round the bush with that.
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Old 14-07-2013, 14:57
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I'm sure if those 21,000 people were in the public eye it would be big news, it's sad, but it's true.
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Old 14-07-2013, 14:58
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21000 kids will die today across the world thanks to no fault of their own as a result of disease and hunger. Now thats a tragedy.

While I feel sad for his family another well paid show biz star dying from a suspected self inflicted drugs related cause. Well perhaps less so.

Sorry to give some perspective. But none of those kids will get a DS headline or thread.
I think we are all sad for amount of people who die in the world though their circumstances and no fault of their own, but that does not stop people from being sad for those in the public eye who have died, for them or their family and friends.

Being well paid or not does not diminish the pain their death will bring. And while it may possibly be self inflicted by drugs or whatever it's still a shame to die so young. You do not know the demons he or others may have had that led to drug addiction. Their drug addiction would not change how I feel for that family who lost a loved one. They lost someone, no matter how you look at it.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:05
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I think this is just a rumour as Glee is due to start shooting in a couple of weeks.
Isn't there someone else he was seeing who's very prominent in the public eye, and who'll probably never come forward after the handlers got involved the last time around.

Shame they can't express their grieving.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:11
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I didn't watch Glee, but that's sad
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:20
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tv networks should drugtest stars and any positive tests they should have contracts terminated. It's a joke that viewers are hoodwinked into supporting actors who are abusing drugs and alcohol. I do have sympathy for those who have been drawn into the illegal substance path, I really do, but it's a no no that they should not be on our screens if they are not fully well - tv must be one of the most stressful places to work so it is always highly likely people will relapse.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:20
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21000 kids will die today across the world thanks to no fault of their own as a result of disease and hunger. Now thats a tragedy.

While I feel sad for his family another well paid show biz star dying from a suspected self inflicted drugs related cause. Well perhaps less so.

Sorry to give some perspective. But none of those kids will get a DS headline or thread.
There is no need to give any perspective. A death of any person is equally devastating, be it a young child or a young man dying of an accidental OD. I would bet, that Cory's loved ones would appreciate, if they would be able to grieve out of the public eye. The paparazzi will hound Lea to get the first pictures of her out and about.

As for Cory, no matter how he died, he was a good man. I've heard tens of stories of him going out of his way to help out other people. In fan meetings he has wiated with some fans for their parents to pick them up, given lifts to people without lifts, , he has been praised by everyone around him about what a wonderful person he was.

Just because he was unable to kick his addiction (and he actually really tried) which he picked up when he was still a child (13-14), and perhaps died due to the addiction makes his death no less tragic. There is no need to call people out, when they are shocked over his death, he and his personality touched many people during his short life, of course people are going to react.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:32
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tv networks should drugtest stars and any positive tests they should have contracts terminated. It's a joke that viewers are hoodwinked into supporting actors who are abusing drugs and alcohol. I do have sympathy for those who have been drawn into the illegal substance path, I really do, but it's a no no that they should not be on our screens if they are not fully well - tv must be one of the most stressful places to work so it is always highly likely people will relapse.
It's public knowledge that he has had substance abuse problems from a young age. Nobody hoodwinked anybody.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:42
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21000 kids will die today across the world thanks to no fault of their own as a result of disease and hunger. Now thats a tragedy.

While I feel sad for his family another wellw biz star dying from a suspected self inflicted drugs related cause. Well perhaps less so.

Sorry to give some perspective. But none of those kids will get a DS headline or thread.
Perspective? I think it's rather pathetic actually and seems to happen everytime there is a celebrity death or tragedy...out comes the tired 'yes but what about argument?'

It is undoubtedly a tragedy what you mention but its basic common sense really. A man whose face if not his name was known to millions worldwide and part of what was once but arguably less so today, a TV phenomenon dying suddenly at a young age is going to be headline news.

Not to mention complaining about this on a website that's pretty much dedicated to SHOWBIZ and on the SHOWBIZ forum seems pretty silly to me. Would I expect to find a lot of coverage about the star of a show that this site covers its news of and whose forums contains a fairly large following. Of course I would.

Have you ever noticed when there is some kind of tragedy abroad the very first thing UK newsreaders/websites will mention is if it's thought if 'any Britons were involved'. Rightly or wrongly things take a bigger precedence if British people are involved. Why? Well because this is Britain and the audience they are largely catering for is British so things may become more marginalised (plane crashes etc) once it is realised that there is little public interest in the story. Not saying I agree with that that's just how it is.

Therefore a website predominantly marketed as an entertainment website is naturally going to cater to people interested in celebrity and if those people want to mourn the tragic death of a young actor on said website's 'showbiz' section then they should darn well be able to do so without someone making them feel guilty for doing so!

R.I.P Cory.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:48
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The only people that i feel sympathy for are the family and loved ones.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:50
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tv networks should drugtest stars and any positive tests they should have contracts terminated. It's a joke that viewers are hoodwinked into supporting actors who are abusing drugs and alcohol. I do have sympathy for those who have been drawn into the illegal substance path, I really do, but it's a no no that they should not be on our screens if they are not fully well - tv must be one of the most stressful places to work so it is always highly likely people will relapse.
Well if TV execs had refused to hire him because of his drug problems in the past he would never have been able to inspire and become a role model to young peope with addictions. He's always been very open about his past and admitted himself to rehab a few weeks ago because he was struggling so someone seeking help for themselves is not something to condemn them for.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:51
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There is no need to give any perspective. A death of any person is equally devastating, be it a young child or a young man dying of an accidental OD. I would bet, that Cory's loved ones would appreciate, if they would be able to grieve out of the public eye. The paparazzi will hound Lea to get the first pictures of her out and about.

As for Cory, no matter how he died, he was a good man. I've heard tens of stories of him going out of his way to help out other people. In fan meetings he has wiated with some fans for their parents to pick them up, given lifts to people without lifts, , he has been praised by everyone around him about what a wonderful person he was.

Just because he was unable to kick his addiction (and he actually really tried) which he picked up when he was still a child (13-14), and perhaps died due to the addiction makes his death no less tragic. There is no need to call people out, when they are shocked over his death, he and his personality touched many people during his short life, of course people are going to react.
I agree wholeheartedly with this post.

From the interviews I have seen, he has always come across as such a lovely person and nobody has ever had a bad word to say about him. Sadly, the Westboro church are saying how happy they are about his death and are planning on picketing his funeral. Evil people!
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:51
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There are some absolutely unbelievable people on this thread.

R.i.p
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:54
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There are some absolutely unbelievable people on this thread.

R.i.p
The word you're looking for is t@ssers.
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Old 14-07-2013, 15:57
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Such a shock. I am tremendously saddened by his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. Can't imagine the heartbreak Lea and his parents and brother are going through right now.
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:01
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I must admit I was very shocked when I heard the news this morning, and celeb deaths rarely shock me. RIP.
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:19
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I'm just sat still and I can't stop reading. I was hoping for half an hour that it would be some sort of sick joke. R.I.P.
Did you know him personally?
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:19
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I must admit I was very shocked when I heard the news this morning, and celeb deaths rarely shock me. RIP.
it shocked me as well, cause it seemed he was doing better.

As a gleek this is all very hard to take in and make take a little while to come to terms with it.

It's going to be very hard for his family and his glee family right now and I think everyone would understand if production on the next series of glee was put on hold for a while
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:37
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There is no need to give any perspective. A death of any person is equally devastating, be it a young child or a young man dying of an accidental OD. I would bet, that Cory's loved ones would appreciate, if they would be able to grieve out of the public eye. The paparazzi will hound Lea to get the first pictures of her out and about.

As for Cory, no matter how he died, he was a good man. I've heard tens of stories of him going out of his way to help out other people. In fan meetings he has wiated with some fans for their parents to pick them up, given lifts to people without lifts, , he has been praised by everyone around him about what a wonderful person he was.

Just because he was unable to kick his addiction (and he actually really tried) which he picked up when he was still a child (13-14), and perhaps died due to the addiction makes his death no less tragic. There is no need to call people out, when they are shocked over his death, he and his personality touched many people during his short life, of course people are going to react.
It's public knowledge that he has had substance abuse problems from a young age. Nobody hoodwinked anybody.
Hear hear.
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Old 14-07-2013, 16:49
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I actually thought my sister was joking when she texted to say this. (Of course I then remembered she did similar with Stephen Gately)

I stopped watching Glee after S3 as I was getting bored of it but I loved Finn when I did watch it. So sad for Lea, the rest of the cast and his family.
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:24
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Sad, 31 is too young. RIP

My thoughts are with his family and the rest of the cast
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:34
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Sad news this. I've only watched the show a few times but overal like it.

The ironic thing is that this sort of sad ending to young person's life is exactly what the vibe of glees is about avoiding.

Never give up folks always ask for help and work few. Don't let it end like this
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:38
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Came out of rehab at the end of April. That must have been one helluva relapse!
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Old 14-07-2013, 17:46
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And yet his character was starting to come into his element as well as being the foundation of the graduates , don't know how the show can recover from this because it was obvious the writers were shaping him into Schuester's successor.
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