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Glee's Lea Michele posts emotional tribute to mark 10th anniversary of Cory Monteith's death

Glee's Lea Michele posts emotional tribute to mark 10th anniversary of Cory Monteith's death

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith starred together in Glee and started a relationship before Monteith's sad death in 2013

Lea Michele has shared an emotional tribute to her former partner and Glee co-star Cory Monteith on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Monteith, who had a history of substance misuse issues, died in 2013.

Police ruled that his death was an accident caused by an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

The actor was just 31-years-old at the time of his death.

He and Michele met each other on the musical show, and continued dating right up until Monteith’s death.

Now, 10 years after his sad passing, she shared a heartfelt tribute to her late colleague, friend, and boyfriend.

Michele shared an old snap of her and Cory Monteith with the emotional post.

On Instagram, she wrote: “Hey you. 10 years.

“It feels like only yesterday that you were here and yet a million years ago all at the same time,

“I hold all of our memories in my heart where they will stay safe and never forgotten.”

Underneath a black and white picture of the pair together, she added: “We miss you every day and will never forget the light you brought to us all.

“I miss you big guy.”

She then added: “I hope you found Taylor up there and are playing the drums together.”

That’s a reference to Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins, who died in March 2022 at the age of 50.

Michele and Monteith starred across from one another in Glee as boyfriend and girlfriend Rachel Berry and Finn Hudson.

After appearing on the show alongside one another for a while, the pair started dating off-screen in 2012, a relationship that continued until Monteith’s death.

At the time in 2013, the hugely successful show was right in the middle of making the fifth season of the show.

After Monteith’s unexpected death, the season was completed following a three month break, before a sixth and final series of the show was then made in 2015.

The third episode of that fifth season, entitled ‘The Quarterback’, was made in tribute to Monteith, as well as his character, who also died on the show.

In 2022, Michele opened up on how difficult it was to take part in that show, given that her character and others had to perform songs in tribute to Finn.

The pair together in Glee.

She said: “A lot of what I say in that episode to Matt’s character [Matthew Morrison, who played Will Schuester], in that classroom, were exact words that I said to Ryan [Murphy] after everything.

“I said, ‘I don’t want to be treated with kid gloves, I want to just come back to work, and be with everyone because this is the only way I’m going to feel better.’

“I got to sing this song, and I remember filming it. It was really hard, really hard,”

“I would film it and then I would run off and then I would come back.

“We healed together and this song helped.

“I have never watched the episode.

“It’s the only one I have not seen because I think if I don’t watch it, it just kind of feels like Finn is still there.”

The track in question was Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’.

In 2019, Michele married Zandy Reich, before the couple welcomed a son called Ever Leo in 2020.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@leamichele/FOX / Contributor

Topics: Celebrity, Film and TV