Lea Michele Pays Final Respects To Cory Monteith At Cremation Service

The actress joined Cory's family for the private ceremony in Vancouver earlier this week

Lea Michele has paid her final respects to late boyfriend Cory Monteith at a low-key cremation service, according to reports.

It’s thought the actress was joined by the former-Glee star’s family, at the ceremony, held in Vancouver.

LEA MICHELE GRATEFUL FOR ‘LOVE AND SUPPORT’ AFTER CORY MONTEITH DEATH

Reports suggest a private viewing was organised by Cory Monteith’s mother Ann McGregor, attended by Lea Michele and the actor’s closest family.

Afterwards his body was cremated.

Not present at the ceremony was Cory Monteith’s father Joe. In a statement to TMZ he said: ‘I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much. I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.’

Ahead of the ceremony, Lea Michele thanked fans for their ‘love and support’, and said she had been ‘grieving alongside’ Cory Monteith’s family.

In the statement, Lea said she is ‘deeply grateful’ for support she has received from friends and fans, but asked that the media continue to respect her privacy.

Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them,’ the statement read.

‘They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.’

On Tuesday, a coroner confirmed Cory Monteith died from ‘a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol.’

He was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday.

VIDEO: Cory Monteith and Lea Michele on the red carpet…

LEA MICHELE GRATEFUL FOR ‘LOVE AND SUPPORT’ AFTER CORY MONTEITH DEATH

CORY MONTEITH RETROSPECTIVE

MORE CELEBRITY NEWS

Got a tablet? You can now download Marie Claire magazine straight to your
iPad
, Kindle (just search the store for ‘marie claire magazine’),
Nook
or
Google Nexus.

Reading now

Popular