On the 13th of July 2013, Cory Monteith tragically passed away from an overdose of heroin and alcohol, leaving behind his girlfriend at the time, Lea Michele, and thousands of devastated fans. Two years on, Lea has marked his passing with a touching tribute on social media, sharing a previously unseen photo of Cory along with a sweet, heartfelt message about how greatly he is missed.
"Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day," she tweeted. "We think of you always and love you so."
Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day. We think of you always and love you soâ¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/Mr98lUetpb— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 13, 2015
And on Instagram, a slightly edited message: "I know you would want us all laughing and smiling today.. So we think of you and remember all the laughter and joy we shared together. I hold you in my heart always and love and miss you so..."
Last year, Lea also posted a message dedicated to Cory, sharing a photo of him on the beach 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. â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/deA4PQUZNz— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 13, 2014
And this year, on what would have been his 33rd birthday, she posted this:
I know you're serenading everyone right now.. We love you Cory! Happy Birthday..â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/pbjMFOr06N— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) May 11, 2015
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.