Lea Michele paid tribute to her late boyfriend Cory Monteith on the first anniversary of his death.
Monteith died in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada following a drug and alcohol-related overdose a year ago and on Sunday, the Glee star took to Twitter.com to honor the tragic actor.
Sharing a picture of Monteith on the beach on the social networking site, she writes, “We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always.”
Michele also posted a photo of herself and Monteith on Instagram.com.
The actress was not the only Glee castmember to pay tribute to Monteith on Sunday.
Actor Matthew Morrison writes, “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,” while Amber Riley adds, “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 (sic)”.
Cory Monteith’s father also has spoken about the loss of his son. Joe Monteith says he was unable to say goodbye to his late son after not being notified about funeral arrangements, and insists it is right for Monteith’s girlfriend Lea Michele to move on with her life following reports she is dating once again.
He tells ET Canada, “I still miss him very much and I still have the empty feeling inside. Cory was a likeable young man and if he was in the room, you’d be smiling. He enjoyed life. That’s why I was so shocked about the outcome of everything.”
Referring to Michele, he adds, “She’s a beautiful young woman, she’s just getting to the top of her career and I don’t expect her to go out and do it alone. She should enjoy life. She had a good time when she was with Cory, from what I understand, but life’s gotta go on.”
Photo Credit: Lea Michele’s Instagram