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Video: Jane Lynch Holds Back Tears As She Remembers Cory Monteith On 'The Tonight Show'

Jane Lynch choked up as she lofted mighty praise toward Cory Monteith during a Tonight Show appearance on Wednesday. 

"Cory's one of the biggest hearts, who was a real bright light," she said while holding back tears. "He knew he was breathing rarified air . . . that he was a gift."

"He was quite generous and one of those adventurous types of people," she added. "I don't think he left one day unlived."

Jane then told Leno a story about Cory flying on his own dime to meet with a young dying fan. 

"That's the kind of guy he was," Lynch said. "Just a real giver."

Cory, who had a leading role playing Finn on Glee, passed away on Saturday