It has been 6 years since Glee star Cory Monteith, died of an accidental mixed drug toxicity in a hotel room in Vancouver. On July 12th, several Glee Alumni took over social media to pay tribute to their former coworker and friend. Monteith’s passing was unexpected as he was only 31 years old.
Lea Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend, and co-star shared a picture of a body of water with the sun shining over it. She captioned the tweet, “The light always remains,”. Her post was similar to last year’s, which also feature the sun shining over water. This previous post was captioned, “There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains,” The couple met on the set of Glee in 2009, and dated from 2012 until his death in 2013. The following year, in 2014, the actress opened up to Seventeen magazine about their relationship, “He was not his addiction — unfortunately, it won.” She continued with, “But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.” Michele married Zandy Reich, this past March.
In addition, other Glee co-stars also shared memories of their friendship with Monteith. Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams, shared a photo of Monteith on Instagram. The caption reads, “The sweetest boy. Forever.” Similarly, Jenna Ushkowitz, who played Tina Cohen-Chang in the show, posted a picture of Monteith holding an anvil in a tuxedo. The post reads, “Miss you, pal.”
Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones, shared a picture of her with Monteith flexing their muscles while smiling at the camera. Her post reads, “6 years without those bear hugs.”