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Friends and fans of the late Cory Monteith are taking time to remember the star a year after his death. Sunday marked the first anniversary of the "Glee" actor's unexpected passing.
His co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele took to Twitter, posting a photo of Cory and writing, "We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always."
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 (@msleamichele) July 13, 2014
Many his other co-stars mentioned his smile in their Twitter posts Sunday, including original cast members Amber Riley and Jenna Ushkowitz.
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
365 days since you've gone and not a day passes we don't remember your smiling face. We miss you… http://t.co/MBLyRw37kw— Jenna Ushkowitz (@JennaUshkowitz) July 13, 2014
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, and stars Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, Dot-Marie Jones and Harry Shum Jr. all shared their memories of Cory as well.
Miss you pic.twitter.com/e89rS8lENB— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) 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
It's been 1 whole year & it's still so surreal, but today is just a reminder of how damn great you were and how much you mean to us all. ❤️— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 13, 2014
AWW TODAY IS A TOUGH DAY! BUT I HOLD IN MY HEART SO MANY BEAUTIFUL & FUN MEMORIES! MISS & LOVE THIS MAN/BOY!🏈😘LOVE U pic.twitter.com/S9SNB8goQg— Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 13, 2014
A YEAR..I WILL ALWAYS HOLD DEAR THE AMAZING TIME I HAD WITH CORY! AS WE MOVE ON IN LIFE I KNOW HE IS MOVING ON IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!😊😘— Dot-Marie Jones (@dotmariejones) July 13, 2014
I often think of the good memories I shared with Cory and it makes me smile. He was a one of a kind gentleman and will forever be missed.— Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) July 13, 2014
Cory passed away from a mix of alcohol and heroin last July 13th. He was 31. The anniversary comes as the Fox show deals with another loss. Matt Bendik, the boyfriend of castmate Becca Tobin, was found dead at a hotel in Philadelphia last Thursday.
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