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Glee says goodbye to Cory Monteith, fans react: Queen's University expert

2013-11-12

Mike Condra, director of Health, Counseling and Disability Services at Queen’s, is available to comment on the grief experienced by fans of Cory Monteith and his television character, Finn Hudson. The Glee actor was found dead in his hotel room in July. 

Last night Glee aired an emotional tribute episode to Mr. Monteith and people from all over the world have been expressing their grief on Internet platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Dr. Condra is able to comment on how parents can talk with their children about the loss of the character and dealing with their emotions. 

“Last night’s tribute to Cory Monteith was one of the first chances that Glee fans would have had to grieve along with the cast,” says Dr. Condra. “Because of the distressing nature of the subject matter, many parents chose not to let their children watch the program.  Parents will use their own judgement, and their personal understanding of their children to decide on this issue.”

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