How Lea Michele Is Grieving Cory Monteith’s Death

Matt Dekneef

Just hours ago the British Columbia Coroner Services determined Cory Monteith‘s death was caused by a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.

Upon that report, his girlfriend and “Glee” co-star Lea Michele, through her reps, has released a statement.

“Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them,” according to the statement obtained by People magazine.

“They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.” 

Cory and Lea dated for about two years and she remained at his side when he voluntarily checked into rehab for his substance abuse in March of this year.

They last appeared together as a couple in public at the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in June.

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