Cory Monteith's Mother Hits Back At His Emmy Tribute Criticism As Fans Remember Glee Star

Cory Monteith's mum Ann McGregor has defended her son's Emmy 'In Memoriam' tribute following the comments made by Jack Klugman's son Adam that's Cory's sudden and tragic passing was "self induced".

Showing his upset over the Emmy Awards decision to not pay tribute to his dad and actor Jack Klugman who was best known for playing Oscar Madison in the television version of The Odd Couple, Adam Klugman told the Associated Press:

"It’s an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic [of young adults]. I don’t mean to say anything disparaging about Cory [Monteith], but he was a kid who had won no Emmys and it was a self-induced tragedy.”

Cory was remembered at the Emmy Awards last night (WENN)

However, according to TMZ, Cory's mum insisted that if Cory was still alive, he would have done so much more. She said:

"If he had lived 30 more years he would have accomplished much more."

Meanwhile, last night saw actress Jane Lynch take to the Emmy Awards stage to pay tribute to Cory who played the role of Finn Hudson on the hit show. She said: "It is remarkable, and perhaps a little curious, how quickly TV shows become like family in some ways. This summer on our show, Glee, we suffered a painful death in our family. Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson, a star quarterback turned wide-eyed, heartfelt glee singer.

"And from the first time you saw Cory, he had a star quality and genuine sweetness that made it impossible not to fall in love with him. And millions did fall in love with Cory. I'm here to say that all that warmth and that charm, that open-hearted quality that we loved in Cory was no act."

Jane paid tribute to Cory at the event last night (WENN)

Admitting that the actor wasn't "perfect", Jane who plays the role of Sue Sylvester went on to say: "Cory was a beautiful soul. He was not perfect, which many of us here tonight can relate to. His death is a tragic reminder of the rapacious, senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction.

"Tonight, we remember Cory for all he was, and mourn the loss for all he could have been. To a generation that loved Cory so, please know that this gifted and wonderful young man was worthy of your love. And if you were lucky enough to know Cory as we did, and witnessed first-hand Cory's goofy, breezy sense of humor, his natural instinct for inclusiveness, and his unbridled sense of generosity day in and day out, I promise, you would have loved him even more."

As Jane's tribute played out to the audience at home, some viewers took to Twitter to pass comment on what they thought about it. One fan posted: "#Emmy's @CoryMonteith tribute was beautiful and absolutely needed", whilst another added: "@CoryMonteith F*** all the haters relating to the emmy tribute. Youll be forever loved and admired by many. RIP Cory."

"I missed the Emmy's this year, but thank you to the beautiful Jane Lynch for that wonderful speech about Cory Monteith. Rip", mused another user of the social networking site.

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