Several "Glee" cast members, including Lea Michele, posted on social media moving tributes to their beloved co-star Cory Monteith on Sunday, July 13, the 1-year anniversary of his tragic and shocking death.
The Canadian actor, who played Finn Hudson on the FOX musical comedy series, died at age 31 one year ago in Vancouver of a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol." "Glee" paid tribute to him on the show.
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Other "Glee" stars, including Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schue), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones), Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Kevin McHale (Artie Abrams) and series co-creator Ryan Murphy, posted messages about the actor on Sunday, as fans shared their own tributes. Chris Colfer, who played Monteith's character's stepbrother, Kurt Hummell, retweeted Michele's post.
"365 days since you've gone and not a day passes we don't remember your smiling face," Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina Cohen-Chang) said on her Instagram page, alongside a pic of a "Glee" scene with Monteith. "We miss you buddy. Thanks to everyone for your love and support today while we remember our quarterback."
I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life... Wherever that may be. — Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) July 13, 2014
I remember your smile and your warm hugs! 1 year without you and your presence is still felt. Miss and love u everyday big bro �� Our Angel — Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) July 13, 2014
A YEAR..I WILL ALWAYS HOLD DEAR THE AMAZING TIME I HAD WITH CORY! AS WE MOVE ON IN LIFE I KNOW HE IS MOVING ON IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!���� — Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 13, 2014
I often think of the good memories I shared with Cory and it makes me smile. He was a one of a kind gentleman and will forever be missed. — Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) July 13, 2014
It's been 1 whole year & it's still so surreal, but today is just a reminder of how damn great you were and how much you mean to us all. ❤️ — Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 13, 2014