Lea Michele shared a touching tribute to her one time fiancé and Glee co-star Cory Monteith on the two-year anniversary of his death Monday, July 13.

Lea Michele Honors Cory Monteith 2 Years After His Death

Monteith died in 2013 of a drug overdose, and had openly struggled with addiction prior to his death. Michele, who was engaged to Monteith at the time of his death, remembered him on Twitter Monday, sharing a sweet photo of Monteith behind the wheel, backlit by a setting sun. “Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day. We think of you always and love you so,” Michele tweeted.

Glee Stars Remember Cory Monteith

Monteith starred on Fox’s hit show Glee as Finn, the good-natured jock-turned-Gleek, and was beloved by fans and castmembers alike. Many of Monteith’s Glee co-stars shared tributes to the actor on Monday, with some sharing photos or fun memories from their time together. “This goofball… I can’t comprehend how it’s already been 2 years, when it sometimes feels like I saw you just yesterday. Miss you every damn day,” wrote Kevin McHale, who played Artie on Glee, along with a photo of Monteith.

A photo posted by Kevin McHale (@kevinmchale) on

Jenna Ushkowitz shared a photo on Instagram with the simple message, “Miss ya, buddy.”

Miss ya, buddy.

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That one time I gave him my iPhone on stage for our last concert…

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Amber Riley, who starred on Glee as Mercedes, shared a screenshot of Monteith’s cover of “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – his very first performance on the show. “I haven’t been able to listen to this in two years. One of my faves, but today I did and I smiled… Love you Gentle Giant,” Riley wrote.

Matthew Morrison shared photos from a Taylor Swift concert on Twitter, writing, “Felt Cory rocking out with us! He loved his T. Swift!! RIP CM.”


Fans also paid tribute to Monteith, tweeting favorite photos and clips of the show to honor the actor, and making “#2YearsWithoutCory” a trending topic on Twitter.

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