Cory Monteith 1982-2013

The Glee Cast: Life after Loss

How Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and the rest of McKinley High are continuing to heal as the series pays tribute to the late star on Thursday


Soon after reuniting with her Glee family, Michele broke her silence on her boyfriend's passing, thanking her fans for their "enormous love & support," on Instagram on July 29, adding, "Cory will forever be in my heart." Weeks later – after returning to set and even stepping out for pal Jamie-Lynn Sigler's baby shower – she dedicated her Aug. 11 Teen Choice Award win to Monteith. Michele promised fans, "We're going to get through this together." In a subsequent interview with TV Week Australia, she called shooting Glee's tribute to Finn "very therapeutic."