Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief: Volume 9

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You may have thought we just abandoned our “Celebrities Speaking Up About Grief” series because it has been so long, but the sad reality is I just that I kinda forgot about it.  Whoops. Cut us some slack, it has been a little busy around here!

But today we are getting back on track. So sit back, relax, and remember that grief touches everyone, even celebrities.

Ann McGregor, Cory Monteith’s Mom

A year after the death of Cory Monteith, his mom made the decision to speak out for the first time about her grief on Good Morning America. Don’t miss this short clip, where she talks about everything from her feelings about Hollywood, her son’s battle with substance abuse, and her inability to even look at a photo of her son until just recently.

Anjelica Huston

Though I have yet to read it, this past winter Anjelica Huston released a memoir, A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. In this book, Huston reflects on the loss of her parents, saying of the death of her mother when she was a teenager: I’ve never gotten over my mother’s death, and I don’t expect to. It was like something emptied out of me that I’ve never been able to regain. It’s a disappearance, an unanswered question.” No stranger to loss, Huston also lost her husband in 2008. She will be releasing a second volume on her later life this year. Adding this to my summer (eh . . . August?) reading list, so I can be caught up when volume two comes out.