Lea was ‘shellshocked’, but ‘very happy’ to be surrounded by her castmates during a memorial service for her ‘Glee’ co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith on July 25, a source tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively. Do you think it was a fitting way to remember Cory?
Lea Michele is still beyond devastated about the passing of the love of her life, Cory Monteith, who tragically died on July 13. Thankfully, the Glee actress leaned on her friends and colleagues during a “beautiful” memorial service.
Lea Michele At Cory Monteith ‘Glee’ Memorial — Cried With Co-Stars
Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy and Lea gathered the cast, crew and producers of the show, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory, 31, at Paramount Studios on July 25.
“Many of the cast were talking about their memories based on specifics places of the set. The memorial was basically a remember ‘what happened here or there’ type of situation,” a source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
Clearly, it was sad because “everyone was crying,” our source adds. “There were about 200 people there, and tears started flowing every time a story was told, but there were laughs and smiles as well when some stories were told. It was very therapeutic. It was exactly what you would expect when people get together to give respect to a person that was so important to them.”
Lea Michele Is Shellshocked
Lea, 26, who’s been affected the most by Cory’s death, leaned on her friends and co-stars during the emotional memorial service.
“Everyone made time for Lea and talked to her and cried with her — she was shellshocked, but was very happy to be surrounded by her peers. It was exactly what she needed,” our source says.
Our thoughts continue to go out to Cory’s loved ones, especially Lea. We can’t imagine what they’re going through.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Was this a fitting way to remember Cory?
— Chris Rogers, Reporting by Russ Weakland
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