August 12, 2013 12:00 PM


“Cory Monteith’s death is truly sad and a loss to so many. My condolences to those whose lives he touched”

Rona Fisher

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Thank you for your poignant article on Cory Monteith following his unexpected death. I have been a fan of his since Glee started. Now I cry when I hear some of the songs sung by Cory and his costar and girlfriend Lea Michele. My heart also goes out to the rest of the cast. They always acted like they were a family and really supported each other.

Lisa Silverman

via e-mail

Glee may have lost a talented performer, but the world has lost a beautiful man in Cory Monteith’s passing. I hope he is never defined by his untimely death or the circumstances surrounding it. Thank you for the tribute to a lovely man.

Donna Martone

West Hyannisport, Mass.

I was disappointed to read the word “tragic” in reference to Cory Monteith’s death. Sad, for sure, but hardly tragic. He died because of the poor choices he made. Stop making martyrs out of him and others who followed his same path. It sends the wrong message to young people.

Tina Campbell

Jupiter, Fla.


I appreciated your unbiased coverage of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. However, I took issue with his brother’s comment about how “excruciating” the trial was. I’m sure it’s incredibly painful when a relative stands accused of manslaughter. But that doesn’t compare to the devastation Trayvon Martin’s family has experienced since his death.

Stacey M. Hastings

Mount Pleasant, Ohio

My prayers go out to Trayvon Martin’s family. There is no greater pain than the loss of a child. Despite all the anger, hostility and negatively charged emotions surrounding this trial, I am happy that a jury felt safe to come to what it felt was a fair and honest verdict. They did so based on the facts and evidence as presented to them by the prosecution and the defense.

Paard Hill

Somers, Conn.


Thanks for the story on Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller and her life as a new mother after battling ovarian cancer. Her perseverance is inspiring. I have a debilitating disease that makes me want to give up and stay in bed, but her bravery encourages me to keep getting up.

Gayle Partain

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A heartfelt thanks for the article on Shannon Miller’s victory over ovarian cancer. I was a healthy young mother of two when cancer crept into my life this spring in an equally rare and aggressive form. It’s time that this silent killer is exposed and fought head-on.

Daniella Czudner

Windsor, Ont.


Bravo to The King of Queens actress Leah Remini for standing up for what she believes and leaving Scientology, even though she has so many friends and family who are still in the church. She is a great example of a brave, strong woman.

Sue Mahal

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On July 24, 100 days after the Boston Marathon bombings, Marc Fucarile was discharged from the hospital, making him the last person injured in the bombing to leave. Fucarile, 34, lost his right leg and suffered burns and shrapnel wounds in the explosion. When PEOPLE first spoke to him for our June 17 cover story, he and his fiancée, Jennifer Regan, were planning their wedding. Fucarile said goodbye to the staff at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, where he was taken to recover. “I just want to be with my boy,” said Fucarile of his 5-year-old son Gavin. “I was really lucky to make it.”

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