Michele posted a sweet photo of herself wrapped in Monteith’s embrace as the two stand on a beach at sunset. “We hold you in our hearts today, and everyday we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always,” she tweeted.
We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/deA4PQUZNz
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) July 13, 2014
Glee co-stars, Amber Riley and Matthew Morrison, also tweeted in celebration of Monteith’s life. Riley remembered Montheith’s smile and warm hugs, while Morrison believes his friend has been “re-born into some other beautiful form.”
I remember your smile and your warm hugs! 1 year without you and your presence is still felt. Miss and love u everyday big bro 💜 Our Angel
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) July 13, 2014
I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life… Wherever that may be.
— Matthew Morrison (@Matt_Morrison) July 13, 2014
Monteith’s death sent shock waves through the Glee cast and its fan base. The 31-year-old actor was found dead on July 13, 2013, in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, after taking a toxic combination of heroin and alcohol.
This is not the first time Michele has paid tribute to Monteith since his death. In February, the actress/singer revealed that the lyrics to her song, “If You Say So,” are actually the last words that Monteith ever said to her. On May 11, what would have been Monteith’s 32nd birthday, Michele also posted a sweet photo of the couple sharing a laugh together. “The biggest heart and most beautiful smile,” she wrote. “In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday.”
Sadly, tragedy struck the Glee cast again last week when the boyfriend of cast mate, Becca Tobin, was found mysteriously dead in a hotel room in Philadelphia. The cause of 35-year-old Matt Bendik’s death is unknown, but the time of his passing is eerily close to that of Monteith’s.