I was really shocked when I heard that Cory had been found dead, he seemed to have such a bright future. It just goes to show that even when things look 'perfect' from the outside we don't ever really know what's going on with someone. Cory had a great career, a girlfriend who obviously loved and supported him (him and Lea always seemed to be beaming when they were with each other) and he'd also recognised his issue with drugs and, so it seemed, dealt with them. I can only imagine how shocked his loved ones are at this happening so soon after his rehab stay.
A life cut short by his own hand (of course this is not confirmed yet, but seems likely), on his own in a hotel room. What things must have been haunting him to make him feel that way? What was going on in his head? We'll probably never know. But it just shows that it's not what we have that makes us happy, a lesson I hope I can learn for myself- a boyfriend does not equal instant happiness or even improvement. How I'm feeling comes from the inside out and that's what I need to work on. I only wish that Cory hadn't been my wakeup call.
PS I was also shocked by Heath Ledgers death, but I was a lot younger and had yet to have the second of 2 very traumatising life events at the time, it seemed a lot more black and white somehow.