Gwyneth Paltrow is among the celebrities who has paid tribute to her "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith following his shocking death on Saturday.

The actor was found dead in his hotel room at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim in Canada. He played Finn Hudson on the musical FOX show, and his co-stars have flooded the internet offering their condolences to his girlfriend Lea Michele and cast mates.

Paltrow, who guest starred on "Glee," released in a statement: "Cory was a sweet and talented man. My heart breaks for Lea and the entire Glee family."

Meanwhile, Michele's publicist has asked the public and media to be sensitive and respect her privacy as she mourns her boyfriend's death.