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Originally posted 10/09/2013 12:30PM
Although Glee's Lea Michele admits it feels like "I've lost two people, Cory and Finn," the actress says the tribute episode to her on- and off-screen love Cory Monteith "was very therapeutic."
"We had a beautiful memorial for Cory in the auditorium, and some of the cast members sang and people spoke about him," a stoic Michele, 27, told TV Week Australia. "It only felt right that we would do the same thing for Finn."
But did the actress ever consider leaving the hit show after the tragic death of her former boyfriend, 31, in July?
Originally posted 10/04/2013 12:00PM
Originally posted 09/26/2013 06:00PM
Glee fans are likely to get choked up over a new promotional photo for the upcoming season, which premieres Thursday.
"The hardest word to say is 'goodbye,' " says the caption alongside a close-up black and white picture of Cory Monteith.
Screenwriter Ryan Murphy Tweeted the image on Thursday, giving a first look into the new season without Monteith, though the show will feature a tribute episode.
Originally posted 09/22/2013 02:00PM
For Jane Lynch, coping with the loss of Glee costar Cory Monteith is an ongoing struggle.
"I think that grieving comes in waves," she told PEOPLE at the Ciroq-sponsored Variety & Women in Film pre-Emmy event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Friday. "Every day that I go to work, I walk past his trailer, and every time I look at a call sheet I see that his name is not on there. Every time I do a scene with the kids I realize that he's not there, so you're reminded in every moment. It's hard, and it feels like such a waste."
But while Lynch admits "it's tough" as she and her castmates continue to mourn the 31-year-old – who died from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol this past July – her heart goes out to his girlfriend and costar, Lea Michele.
Originally posted 08/24/2013 01:30PM
Finn Hudson might be gone forever, but Lea Michele is making sure her on- and off-screen love is not forgotten.
Michelle, 26, Tweeted a photo of herself wearing a necklace with a "Finn" charm on Friday – the name of the late Cory Monteith's Glee character – simply captioned "Today" and followed by a little heart icon.
The Tweet comes the same day the Glee cast reportedly began shooting its tribute episode to Monteith, who died July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room after ingesting a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
Originally posted 08/12/2013 02:15PM
Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards were full of unforgettable moments.
Originally posted 08/11/2013 09:30PM
In her first public appearance since boyfriend Cory Monteith's July 13th death, Lea Michele thanked fans at Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards for their love and support during "these very difficult past few weeks."
Accepting the award for her portrayal of Rachel Berry on Glee, she tearfully dedicated her win to Monteith, who died from a a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.
"I promise that with your love, we're going to get through this together," Michele, 26, told the audience gathered at Los Angeles's Gibson Amphitheatre. "He was very special to me and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.
Originally posted 08/11/2013 11:00AM
After Cory Monteith's death on July 13, the cast of Glee is relying on each other to get through their grief.
"We've all been leaning on each other. It's been a rough patch and a rough time," Harry Shum Jr. told PEOPLE at Saturday's Invisible Children Founders Circle Party in Los Angeles.
"I don't know when that will ever end, that rough patch of losing a friend like that. It's so unexpected, but we're all leaning on each other."
Originally posted 08/10/2013 08:00AM
As the one-month anniversary of Cory Monteith's death quickly approaches, Lea Michele continues to reel from the devastating loss.
"Every day is so hard. Just getting up in the morning means remembering that Cory is gone," a source close to Monteith's girlfriend and Glee costar tells PEOPLE. "It's incredibly painful."
Michele, 26, returned to the set of the FOX hit earlier this week, but life without Monteith – who ingested a fatal mixture of alcohol and heroin on July 13 – continues to prove difficult.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 07:45PM
There have been lingering questions about what Cory Monteith was doing and who he was hanging out with in the hours before he was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13, from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol.
But his acting coach and friend Andrew McIlroy tells PEOPLE that the three pals who the 31-year-old spent time with on the evening of July 12 – before returning to his hotel room by himself in the early morning hours – were positive influences in the Glee star's life.
"They weren't strangers, they weren't bad guys. They were longtime sober friends. Cory knew them maybe 10 years. Essentially, he had spent time with [them] as sober people," McIlroy tells PEOPLE. "They were not using with him [that night]. There was no double life up here."
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