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08/05/2013 04:54 pm ET

Chris Colfer Says 'Glee' Stars Need To Mourn Cory Monteith Privately (VIDEO)

The unexpected death of "Glee" star Cory Monteith drew a cascade of support from the show's passionate fan base, who offered thoughts and prayers for Monteith's family, friends and co-stars who are grieving for their loss.

There's also high interest in how Monteith is being mourned by his celebrity friends. "Glee" star Nolan Gerard Funk and actress Sophia Bush both shared their experiences with HuffPost Live last week. But Chris Colfer, one of the most famous faces on "Glee," told HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker that while he appreciates the public's support, he prefers to grieve privately.

"It's difficult because it's hard to mourn someone, but it's another thing to mourn someone with the world," Colfer said. "I think a line needs to be drawn, because it's really unnerving to get messages from people, from 12-year-olds in Nebraska telling you how to mourn and telling you how to pay your respects."

Colfer said Monteith's death has been hard on everyone who works on "Glee," but he's doing his best to cope with it.

"I'm doing as well as I could be doing," he said. "It's a really, really unfortunate situation, but I think all you can do is move forward."

Catch the full interview with Chris Colfer at HuffPost Live HERE:

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