Broadway’s Lea Michele Releases Statement About Cory Monteith’s Death

TV fans were shocked to learn on July 13 that Glee star Cory Monteith had been found dead in a Vancouver hotel room. Just 31 years old, the young actor had just seen his career take off in the last few years due to the popularity of the hit Fox comedy Glee. He had been open about his long history with drug abuse, and sadly it was a mix of heroin and alcohol that led to the talented star’s death.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith

Monteith and his Glee co-star Lea Michele, a longtime Broadway performer with credits such as Ragtime and Spring Awakening on her resume, were romantically involved, although Michele was not present at the time of his death. Though she has requested privacy while she grieves for her boyfriend’s death, Michele’s representatives did release the following statement to People Magazine:

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

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Pawdesh Salawi

Broadway Theatre Writer at New York Show Tickets Inc.
Pawdesh has been writing about Broadway ever since seeing her first show on the great white way in 2001. Now she sees over one hundred Broadway (and off-Broadway) shows a year. She is also a member of the Drama Desk and would love to vote on the Tony's one day. The Office Voted Her Most Likely To: Marry rich and divorce young