I don't really know whether I was surprised when I read that Cory Monteith had died over the weekend.
I was aware that the actor had entered a rehabilitation facility earlier this year and his absence from the last few episodes of the most recent season of Glee was evident to that.
A shame would be the right term to use because that's what this is.
It's a shame for him and everybody he knew.
This time last year, I was wondering how they would continue with Glee following the way the season ended with Monteith's character - Finn - joining the armed forces and, the character's girlfriend, Rachel heading to New York.
It's quite the irony that I am now pondering how they are going to move on with the show now.
That's the least of their worries right now, though.