• DIANNA AGRON photo | Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele

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Published: Tuesday October 08, 2013 17:35 PM EDT



After playing one of Monteith's on-screen love interests, Agron was among the first to speak out, telling PEOPLE, "In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile." She also leaned on her costars: Agron, who's not expected to appear in the tribute episode, later reunited with cast mates Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz to support Chord Overstreet at his July 20 Los Angeles concert.

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