Cory Monteith is being remembered by Glee creator Ryan Murphy on what would have been in 33rd birthday (May 11).
“It’s always hard when I speak about Cory because I miss Cory,” Ryan told People. “It’s a very sort of sad feeling when I think about him. I miss him. I loved him. I think about him every day.”
He added, “I think that he was taken too soon, [that's] one of the great tragedies to me. I do think that he influenced and helped so many people, and I have to hold on to that. It’s too overwhelmingly sad.”
In case you missed it, see how Cory‘s girlfriend at the time, Lea Michele, memorialized him via social media.
Cory tragically died back in July 2013 after consuming a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol.
Lea Michele is giving us a whole bunch of feelings with the sweet message she wrote for her late boyfriend Cory Monteith.
The 28-year-old actress took to her Twitter account to pay tribute to Cory on what would have been his 33rd birthday. This is his second birthday that has passed since his death and she did the same thing last year.
“I know you’re serenading everyone right now.. We love you Cory! Happy Birthday..??,” Lea wrote today.
Lea is currently in New York City to attend the Fox Upfronts event alongside the cast of her upcoming series Scream Queens. Stay tuned for photos from the red carpet!
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Lea Michele carries a memento of her late boyfriend Cory Montieth while leaving the set of Glee for the very last time on Sunday (February 22) in Los Angeles.
The 28-year-old actress shared the photo on Twitter, writing, “One last thing. <3″
Of course, it was the football jersey that once belonged to Cory‘s character Finn before he died.
In case you missed them, check out tons more photos of the cast from their last day on set!
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Cory Monteith‘s mother Ann McGregor is speaking for the first time in an interview since the death of her beloved son one year ago.
“The loss is horrendous … until three days ago I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory,” Ann, 63, said. “So there’s been progress.”
Ann also said she is in touch with Lea Michele via text and email. “She’s hurting too … you see the sadness,” Ann said. “I know her pain.”
“[When] Cory was 15, he did a code blue,” Ann said explaining his first overdose, “and I think that was the turning point. He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out — lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why.”
Cory‘s mom also explained that he was getting ready to sign a lease in Vancouver before he died and he may have been thinking about leaving Hollywood. “I think he was easing himself out of it.”
Watch the interview below…
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Lea Michele is looking back on her late love Cory Monteith exactly one year after his tragic death.
“We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always,” the 27-year-old actress tweeted with a photo of Cory.
Cory was just 31 years old when he was found dead in a hotel room after consuming a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.
Our thoughts go out to Lea and all of Cory‘s loved ones today.
See what his other co-stars and friends are tweeting about him.
JJJ has a heavy heart today. It’s been exactly one year since Cory Monteith suddenly and tragically passed away.
The Glee star, 31 years old at the time of his death, was found dead in a hotel room after consuming a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol on July 13, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.
Celebrities took to Twitter today to express their love for Cory and to remember their dear friend.
“I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life… Wherever that may be,” his co-star Matthew Morrison tweeted.
Meanwhile, Harry Shum Jr wrote, “I often think of the good memories I shared with Cory and it makes me smile. He was a one of a kind gentleman and will forever be missed.”
Our thoughts go out to all of Cory‘s friends and family today.
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Lea Michele is remembering the birthday of her late boyfriend Cory Monteith today.
“The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday,” Lea captioned a lovely photo of her and Cory laughing together.
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Cory would have been 32 years old today. We can’t believe he’s been gone almost a year. Happy birthday, Cory!
Lea also took a moment to acknowledge the holiday too. “Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful mommy Edith. Thank you for being the most caring & amazing mother in the world,” she wrote.
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