Members of the Glee cast have paid tribute to Cory Monteith on the anniversary of his death. The actor, who struggled with substance abuse through his life, died of a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol aged just 31 in 2013. Cory's girlfriend at the time of his death, Lea Michele, shared a photo of herself wearing his famous jacket for Glee while holding a photo of them together. Captioned the photo, she wrote: "Hard to believe it's been 4 years... We miss you C... love you more."
Kevin McHale, who played Artie in the popular singing show, also shared a snap of Cory with other members of their cast, writing: "Sometimes it feels like you'll just walk on through that door with that voice and that grin. Miss u every damn day." Fans of the show were also quick to reach out, with one writing: "I can't believe it's been 4 years since the world lost a sweet and talented angel named Cory Monteith. Forever Our Finn Hudson," while another wrote: "Four years ago heaven gained a tall, awkward Canadian drummer person. RIP Cory Monteith."
Hard to believe it's been 4 years... We miss you C... love you more ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kIXoy4s4zK— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) July 13, 2017
A year after his death, Cory's mum Ann McGregor spoke on Good Morning America about his tragic passing. "The loss in horrendous," she said. "Until three days ago I couldn't look at a picture of Cory so there's been progress. [Cory] had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out – a 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. I remember after Cory's first OD, the drive we took. All I did was stare into his eyes and hug him and look at him because I had this feeling, I really want to know him, because I'm not going to have him my entire life."