Lea Michele paid tribute to her late boyfriend, Cory Monteith, on the sixth anniversary of his death
The 32-year-old actress – who starred alongside Cory in Glee – took to Instagram to hail the late actor, who died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol on July 13, 2013.
Alongside an image of a setting sun, Lea – who dated Cory from 2012 until his death – wrote on the photo-sharing platform: “The light always remains [love heart emoji] (sic)”
Cory’s mother, Ann McGregor, previously revealed that Lea broke the news of Cory’s tragic death to her
The light always remains ❤️ pic.twitter.com/LkHtYfTvM2
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) July 13, 2019
Ann said she’d never be able to forget the moment she heard the news, as the actress rang her up “screaming” down the phone.
She recalled: “I got a call from Lea and she was screaming on the phone. She was yelling, ‘Is it true, is it true about Cory?’ and I said, ‘What about Cory?’ I had heard nothing. And then police knocked on my front door. I went into a state of numbness. I just shut off all emotions, and I was numb.”
Although Ann eventually came to terms with the loss of her son – who died at the age of just 31 – there were, initially, times when she’d convince herself Cory would call her “soon”.
She explained: “I knew it was real, but there were times when I could lie to myself and say, ‘He’s in Los Angeles, he’ll call me soon’. I’m still always hanging on edge.
“When you lose someone who is such a big part of you, you lose all purpose for living.”
Author: BANG Showbiz