Jane Lynch spoke out about her Glee co-star, the late Cory Monteith, on an interview with Jay Leno.

The star held back the tears as she described the departed 31-year-old, as “a real bright light.”

Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday, July 13. The Glee star's autopsy and toxicology report concluded that he died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol. He was set to return to the hit show for its fifth season.

Watch the clip below:

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