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Cory Monteith Death: Lea Michele's Rep Releases Statement

Cory Monteith Death: Lea Michele's Rep Releases Statement

After the devastating news of Cory Monteith‘s untimely death, his longtime girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele‘s rep has released a statement.

“We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea‘s privacy during this devastating time,” the 26-year-old actress’s rep said.

Cory was sadly found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver after not checking out at the time he was expected to leave on Saturday (July 13).

Celebrities immediately took to Twitter to express their condolences, while the cast and crew of Glee also shared their sentiments on the shocking news.

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  • pika

    i mean its only right to do this. famous or not u just have to respect peoples privacy in difficult times like this.

  • wow

    This is so sad, praying for her and his family

  • skjakajkd

    I havent stopped crying since i heard. I cannot. just.why.

  • S

    Poor thing.

  • Kate

    Wishes of lots of sthrength to Lea, she will need it in the time comming. To deal with passing of your mate is one of the hardest things in the world to do.

  • Conundrum

    I think they were really good friends. It’s hard to keep up pretenses after the death of one-half of the pr setup. Tough call. Can’t admit their romance was a lie but even tougher to carry on pretending that they were more than friends. The wisest thing to do for her right now is to just not say anything. In any case, it’s still devastating to all who loved him.

  • Lily

    @Conundrum: Can you please stop it! Cory just passed away and you’re here implying that they were just faking a romance, please be more respectful this is not the moment. Praying for his family and friends this is just so sad :(

  • Opal

    @Conundrum: you are either lost your mind or completely heartless. Such an insensitive comment on such a wrong time

  • Jess

    Oh, gosh, poor poor Lea. I can’t imagine her grief right now. Such a tragedy.

  • Rach


    What on Earth are you thinking? This is not the time to make comments such as that no matter your opinion. It’s insensitive and the lowest of low.

    I was no Gleek but it’s always sad when someone with such talent passes away at a young age and my heart goes out to his friends, family, colleagues and Lea.

  • stef

    Lily and Opal, Con is making rude, inappropriate comments to get people upset/enraged, etc. Don’t fall for it. Ignore the comment and mourn the loss of Cory Monteith however you see fit!

  • Mary

    I am no fan of Lea or Glee at all (never even watched) but god, this must be devastating, this girl is going to go through awful times. Can’t even imagine all the bad thoughts and pain that must be hitting her now.

  • Pauline

    praying for lea in this harsh time :/

  • mooneyed

    stay strong lea!

  • barron797

    Its shocking to hear that someone like Cory, who although did have substance abuse issues but seemed like he had it under control, could just suddenly die.

    If it were some other out of control celebs, you’d think ‘ya, saw that coming.’ But Cory Monteith? So sad. Far too young to pass away.

  • Conundrum

    I am saddened by his passing and my comments weren’t meant to be hurtful/disrespectful. I know all who loved hm are devastated, including Lea. I was just acknowledging that she is put in an even more difficult position than the rest. I have no doubt her grief is real.

  • Jade

    @ Connundrum Just stfu and say R.I.P. Cory! With that said, hope you’re at peace now Cory! You will be missed big man. And prayers go out to the family, lea and friends during this difficult time. I’m still shocked!

  • sarah

    Absolutely SHOCKED. So sad. My heart goes out to Cory’s family, friends and Lea. God Bless. Cory is gone way too soon. Heartbreaking news. @Conundrum: A SS H OLE! You got what you wanted, ATTENTION. Now GO AWAY!

  • gleefan

    I bet Lea broke up with him and that sent him into a downward spiral. Of course, she can’t admit that now without her looking really bad.

  • Sky

    Gleefan and con, u are both thoughtless and insensitive pigs. Rest I peace cory….prayers to your lady and your family and friends.

  • Gleek

    I’m in complete and utter shock! I can’t process this news, I keep wishing it was a hoax because this cannot be happening. To think that Cory and Lea are supposed to get married in the next two weeks… Oh gosh, poor Lea. A huge condolences to Cory’s family, friends, fans and the Glee cast.

  • RIPinchel

    they broke up weeks ago

  • monroe

    My heart hurts for Lea and for all the people who loved him and tried to support him and stand by him. He’s in a better place. RIP Cory.
    I’m grateful that he had a chance to share his gifts and his talent with us.

  • abi

    Poor gal..Dunno y but dis brings bak izzie/denny moment frm GA..RIP cory!!

  • 2m

    So sad. I cant say I’m shocked like most of you. I didn’t know him but it seems every time I read about him he was in or out of rehab. Dealing with substance abuse at such a young age rarely ends up good.

  • Isabel

    2m, he only went to rehab once since he was on Glee so I’m not sure where you’re getting your information from. The other time was over 10 years ago.

  • Susan

    It is the worst sickening feeling when someone you love dies. My heart goes out to Lea.

  • melissa

    terrible news. I hope Lea is looking at it from a positive perspective; she supported him and went back to him during his time in rehab and she showed a lot of caring and love by doing that for him. she obviously cared for him very much and was a friend and probably more. I am sure she’s in great pain and wish her and his family well

  • Diedre

    @Conundrum: You’re an idiot. Why on earth would these two be together for so long, live together, etc. for PR purposes? This isn’t the 1950′s when crap like that was so commonly done.
    Your post is obviously due to one of two reasons:
    1) You either have a crush on Lea or Cory and don’t have the ability to differentiate between reality and fantasy, or
    2) You are a massive douche who takes pleasure in making stupid statements in order to see what kind of reactions you can get.

    Either way, you need serious help.

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  • lin

    Even if this was a PR relationship as some people say(I doubt it),Lea and Cory were friends.I cannot even imagine how she feels right now.

  • CR

    Addiction is a horrible thing. Shame no one helped him.

  • looolaaa

    she looks happy, I think she still doesn’t realize what happened

  • motherlover


    stop trolling and get out of your mom’s basement.

  • JoJo

    so sad. always sad to hear someone gone too soon. Glee won’t be the same without you! You were a talented person!

  • kate

    im devastated.i just cant belive this…i just cant…

  • Sarah

    So freakin sad for Lea they looked like soul mates! Praying for Lea and Cory all their friends and families. May Cory rest in peace

  • Bree:)

    Such a tragic loss, incredibly sad:(
    Praying for his family and friends and Lea
    We love you Cory! You will be remembered.
    Love you Lea, stay strong xx

  • Em

    My heart is breaking for Lea.