Cory Monteith's name misspelled in Grammy Awards tribute

The singer's name appeared as 'Cory Montieth' in a memorial video

Daisy Wyatt
Tuesday 28 January 2014 10:28
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Cory Monteith's name was misspelled during a memorial segment at the 56th Grammys
Cory Monteith's name was misspelled during a memorial segment at the 56th Grammys

While the Grammys are known for breaking conventions, it’s doubtful the organisers meant to spell Cory Monteith’s name wrong at the awards on Sunday night.

During a memorial tribute for the late Glee star, a photo of the actor appeared with his name misspelled in the subtitle, confusing the ‘e’ with the ‘i’.

The credit read: “Cory Montieth, Glee actor, singer”.

The error was quickly picked up by Glee fans, who voiced their disappointment and upset on Twitter.

One tweeted: “Dear Recording Academy it’s 2014 & no one has spell check? His name is Cory MONTEITH!!! Fire the fact check clerk!”

Another wrote: “They misspelled Cory Monteith’s last name. Proofreading is a lost art. And in this case, a loss of respect too. #GRAMMYs.”

One fan tweeted that the error was “like a stab in the heart all over again”.

Glee star Cory Monteith died of an overdose in July 2013

Monteith, who played quarterback-turned-singer Finn Hudson in hit Fox series Glee, died of a drug and alcohol overdose at the age of 31 in July 2013.

He was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on 13 July, the day he was due to check out.  Police described his death as “ accidental”.

A coroner’s report in October revealed a hypodermic needle, a spoon with drug residue and two empty bottles of champagne were found in his hotel room.


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