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The world was shocked to the core by the news that Glee star Cory Monteith had been found dead in his Vancouver, Canada, hotel room on July 13. He was only 31.
Although the actor had taken on other roles in his young career, the one he will be most remembered for is the part of Finn Hudson on the Fox musical comedy. From his character's romance with Rachel Berry (which eventually turned into a real-life one with co-star Lea Michele) to his incredible moments with the fellow members of McKinley High's New Directions -- there was much to remember about his four years on the popular show.
There are so many great performances to choose from, but we have narrowed down our favorite musical numbers from this talented singer and actor's days in the McKinley choir room. Take a look back at the moments that we will definitely never forget.
"Don't Stop Believin" (Season 1 and Season 4)
After Mr. Schue (Matthew Morrison) convinces star football player Finn to join his choir full of misfits, the pilot episode ends with their first group performance, which would go on to make the show a hit right from the start.
The original members of New Directions reunite to perform their most famous number as support in a Rachel fantasy while she auditions to star in Broadway's Funny Girl. This would mark Monteith's last musical performance on the show.
"Losing My Religion" (Season 2)
Monteith showed off his emotional vocals as his character sang this song in an episode where Kurt's (Chris Colfer) dad -- Finn's future step-father -- lay critically ill in the hospital after a heart attack.
"Just the Way You Are" (Season 2)
As Kurt and Finn's parents get married and the teens officially became step-brothers, Monteith belted out this tune at the wedding reception to show how his character fully accepted Kurt as part of his new family.
"The Scientist" (Season 4)
After the heartbreaking scene of Finn and Rachel's breakup -- as well as the splits between the characters Kurt and Blaine (Darren Criss), Brittany (Heather Morris) and Santana (Naya Rivera) and Emma (Jayma Mays) and Will -- we were treated to one of the most tear-inducing numbers that the show has ever done.
"We've Got Tonight" (Season 4)
This performance would sadly be the last song that Monteith would sing on Glee with Michele, his true love both on the show and in real life, and it just glows with the amazing chemistry that these two shared.
Glee will never be the same without Monteith and his character, Finn Hudson. RIP, Cory.
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