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Cory Monteith's Mom Ann McGregor Opens Up About Her Son's Tragic Death in New Interview (Video)

Cory Monteith's Mom Ann McGregor Opens Up About Her Son's Tragic Death in New Interview (Video)

Cory Monteith‘s mother Ann McGregor is speaking for the first time in an interview since her son’s tragic death one year ago.

“The loss is horrendous … until three days ago I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory,” Ann, 63, said. “So there’s been progress.”

Ann also said she is in touch with Lea Michele via text and email. “She’s hurting too … you see the sadness,” Ann said. “I know her pain.”

“[When] Cory was 15, he did a code blue,” Ann said explaining his first overdose, “and I think that was the turning point. He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out — lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why.”

Cory‘s mom also explained that he was getting ready to sign a lease in Vancouver before he died and he may have been thinking about leaving Hollywood. “I think he was easing himself out of it.”

Watch the interview below…

Cory Monteith’s Mom Ann McGregor Opens Up About Her Son’s Tragic Death in New Interview

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  • John

    Wikipedia says: “[...]Monteith also had codeine and morphine in his system at the time of his death, and that he was found with drug paraphernalia that included a spoon with drug residue and a used hypodermic needle, as well as two empty bottles of champagne.[...]

    Not tragic. Just dumb.

  • John

    I feel sorry for his Mum, of course.

  • Tipi

    Such a sad story. His poor mum. I’m glad to hear Lea is still in contact with her.
    It must be so galling for her that his estranged father has been out giving interviews about Cory again after his alienation of his son was the start of Cory’s issues with drugs.
    As Ann said you need to live and cherish every moment of life. I wish people would remember that advice when they criticise lea for getting on with hers. RIP Cory, you are missed

  • Tipi

    @John: Wow such empathy!

  • JoeB

    Why are we still talking about this drug addict?

  • Lock

    Why is she giving an interview? I mean what’s the point? First his father and now his mother. Since Cory’s death everyone is grieving in public especially the glee cast and crew and even his family. And they’re still making money on his back. I find it really weird and kinda indecent. Just let him rest in peace as the man he was with his goodness and his flaws and stop trying to sell the hero he wasn’t. As long as he’s remembered by his close friends and family it’s all that matters.

  • Tipi

    @JoeB: because as Lea said how he died was a minuscule part of who he was.

  • Tess

    @Lock: Ann doesn’t need to do interviews for money. She was left with Cory’s millions. I don’t blame her for wanting to step up and tell her side of the story rather than have the world believe his estranged father’s version of events. It’s Joe’s fault that any of this happened, why should he get the world’s sympathy. The loving thing to do would be to stay away from the media and not pretend that he ever cared about his son. The fans loved him more than Joe did.

  • Amy

    If his father rejected him, I wonder how he will live with the guilt? Who rejects their own child? Although, some people don’t feel guilt. My heart goes out to his mother. Unbearable loss. I wish her strength to somehow carry on.

  • Lock

    @Tess: Well that I can understand. And I wasn’t really thinking about Ann when I mention the money thing. Technically it’s Cory’s fault, he’s the one who took the drugs and ultimately killed himself, not his father. He may had reason but it was still his choice. That being said now I think the best thing everyone can do is to let Cory rest in peace and morn him in private and not for the world to see.

  • Missi

    I don’t think he died by accident, I think he meant to kill himself. Anyone who does drugs knows not to mix opiates with alcohol because they enhance the effect of not being able to breathe. I mean two bottles of champagne? Was he alone? He would have known that it would happen so I think it was deliberate. Poor thing, maybe he was too sweet for this cold world.

  • Amy

    I think it was either deliberate or he didn’t care enough to prevent it. It’s not easy to cope when a parent turns their back on you. A parents love and support is and should be unconditional. It’s not natural for a parent to reject his or her child and it’s not easy for a child to cope with that. He was clearly in much emotional pain and he turned to drugs to ease that pain. Was it smart? No. But it happens. We are only human.

  • Sum C

    Save a Tear
    She said she wanted someone to listen,
    She wanted to bleed her soul.
    So I gave her my time,
    And sat and listened to the story that
    she told.
    She told me all the cruel ways,
    She told me of her pain.
    She said her life was wasted,
    Wasted all in vain.
    I cried that night for her,
    And saved that little tear.
    But she cannot ber listened to,
    If to herself she cannot hear.
    But I can help her understand,
    That life is cruel itself.
    And that it will get better,
    Like wine upon a shelf.
    So give it time my friend,
    And remember me to whom,
    You told your sorrows one by one,
    And stole away your gloom.

  • Sum C

    that poem by Louann Larson

  • Sum C

    Circa 1982. – my condolences.

  • Dennis M.

    I fell in love, absolutely in love with Cory the FIRST time I saw him on Glee. He was singing a perfectly appropriate song, “Don’t Stop Believin”
    The very next day, I read that he was dead of an overdose. He haunts me still!