Cory’s body was cremated in Canada after a private viewing on July 16, but his father missed seeing him one last time. Cory’s cousin Richard has lashed out at Cory’s mom, saying this is ‘not cool.’
Cory Monteith‘s body was released to his mother, Ann McGregor, on July 16, who chose to have him cremated. Sadly, his father, Joe Monteith, was “devastated” to have missed the viewing, and now Cory’s cousin Richard has spoken out saying he is “deeply saddened” for his uncle, and that the whole situation is “uncool.”
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Cory, 31, was cremated after he was confirmed to have died from a fatal combination of heroin and alcohol. The Glee star’s body was found in a Vancouver hotel on July 13.
“I have NO comment on my Aunt…. But I am deeply saddened about my Uncle Joe.. Not the time … Not cool #RipCoryMonteith </3 lay easy smh,” wrote Richard on his Facebook page.
Cory’s parents are separated, and his father admitted he was “devastated” to have missed the cremation.
Cory Monteith’s Father Is ‘Devastated’ To Miss Cremation
Cory’s mother decided to cremate his body in Vancouver after the viewing, and she was joined by Cory’s girlfriend, Lea Michele, 26, and his older brother, Shaun Monteith.
His father, who is divorced from Cory’s mom, told TMZ he was not invited to the last-minute viewing. He said he was “totally devastated” when he heard the news:
“I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very, very much. I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.”
He and Cory were estranged, but they reunited once in 2011, and it was a happy occasion. It’s so sad that Joe didn’t have a chance to say a proper goodbye to Cory.
This is all truly heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Richard and everyone affected by Cory’s death during this sad time.
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are shocked that Richard said it was “not cool” that his uncle never got to say goodbye?
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