Lea Michele Posts Touching Cory Monteith Tribute on Late Boyfriend’s Birthday

For Lea Michele, May 11 is not just another Monday. It marks what would have been the 33rd birthday of her late boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith. To pay tribute to the actor, Michele, 28, tweeted a photo of Monteith playing the drums on the set of the now-ended Fox musical series. 

“I know you're serenading everyone right now.. We love you Cory! Happy Birthday..,” she captioned the sweet pic. 

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Cory Monteith and Lea Michele attend an event on June 8, 2013 Amanda Edwards/WireImage.com

Monteith tragically died on July 13, 2013, after overdosing on a combination of alcohol and heroin in his Vancouver hotel room. At the time he had been dating Michele for more than a year.  

Glee honored Monteith that October in a tribute episode title “The Quarterback.” 

The show ended earlier this year after six seasons on the air, and Michele took Monteith’s character, Finn Hudson’s, framed football jersey home with her. Michele is now dating and living with boyfriend Matthew Paetz.

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