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'Gleeks' mourn death of Cory Monteith: Queen's University professor


Queen’s University public mourning expert Jill Scott can comment on the sudden death of Cory Monteith and those mourning the loss. Many young fans are still trying to come to grips with the death of one of their idols. Dealing with that grief is something many parents are facing when it comes to young fans of the popular show.

“Cory Monteith’s sudden death has left fans shocked and upset,” says Dr. Scott. “Amid the controversy surrounding the circumstances of his death, his devoted followers, or ‘gleeks’ as they are known, are looking for ways to mourn their loss. Most have likely never met Monteith, but that does not mean their grief is any less real.”

Dr. Scott, author of A Poetics of Forgiveness, studies the social dynamics of mourning and can speak about the culture of public grieving.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officer Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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