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lea-michele-celebrates-cory-birthdayLea Michele remembers Cory Monteith on what would have been his 32nd birthday. 

Glee actress Lea Michele wanted everyone to remember Cory Monteith’s birthday this year, less than a year after her co-star and boyfriend passed away. She shared a candid, black and white picture of the two laughing together. She included a simple, yet extremely touching caption.


Cory Monteith’s death was certainly tragic and sudden.

He was found in a hotel room in Vancouver on July 13, 2013. He was struggling with drug abuse and had just completed a stint in rehab months before. Based on a coroner’s report in October 2013 Cory Monteith “died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol.”

Glee remembered Monteith later that month in a tribute episode entitled The Quarterback. The show did not reveal how his character, Finn, passed away.

In Lea Michele’s first interview since Cory Monteith’s death, she shared, “For me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn. We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him. It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn, so I felt it was very therapeutic."

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