Many Glee fans were horrified by the death of actor, Cory Monteith, but along with that came great memories to mind. “He just had this unique combination of sensitivity and vulnerability and maleness that’s very hard to come by,” say Glee‘s co-creator, Ryan Murphy. Now, Gary Fitzpatrick, photographer who was starting out the same time as Monteith in 2005 reveals the first photos that he’d ever taken of the gentleman on the rise. Hit the jump to check them out.

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Check out the photos in the gallery! He worked that, honey!