Lea Michele, Damian McGinty and Cory Monteith
I was the same age as Rachel Berry when I lost a friend and classmate for the first time. Within a year, I had said goodbye to a second. When I learned of Cory Monteith's death, I not only mourned the loss of him as a performer and a person, but I also mourned the loss of Finn Hudson. And though it seems silly to grieve for a fictional character, I didn't know Monteith, but I did know Finn. And I know the pain of losing a friend when they had barely begun their life.