Cory Monteith’s tragic death shocked his fans 10 years ago

Kelly Taylor

Fans of Glee are paying respect to Cory Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on the TV show, ten years after his terrible passing. 

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Cory Monteith received tribute by fans

Lea Michele, who played Rachel Berry and served as his on-screen lover, posted a tribute on Instagram on July 13, 2023. 

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Lea paid tribute as well

The "Funny Girl" performer shared a black-and-white picture of the couple laughing and hugging cheek to cheek on Instagram.

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Lea posted a photo of Cory and her together

Since Monteith's passing, Michele has frequently posted condolences for her late lover on social media, sharing pictures and memories of the two. 

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Lea posts often about Cory

In July 2019, she posed and showed off a tiny tattoo on her leg that said "Finn," a nod to Monteith's jock-turned-gleek persona on their Fox musical sitcom.

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Lea showed off a tattoo “Finn”

Cory Monteith passed away from mixed heroin and alcohol intoxication, per the Vancouver coroner. 

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Cause of Cory’s death

No suspicion of foul play was stated by the coroner, and the aged 31 actor had been open and frank about having struggled with addiction in the past.

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Cory was addicted

In Vancouver, Canada, Monteith was found in his hotel room. After a weeklong stay, he was about to check out when his body was found on the suite's floor.

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Cory was found dead in hotel

Glee’s first episode of season 5 was an homage to Cory Monteith. The episode was built up such that the actors paid tribute to Finn, played by Monteith.

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Tribute to Cory in Glee

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