Cory Monteith Funeral: Lea Michele Planning the Whole Thing!
We can't imagine the heartbreak Lea Michele (Rachel) is currently dealing with, following boyfriend Cory Monteith’s (Finn) shocking death from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Somehow, she is still managing to plan Cory's entire funeral as she continues to mourn.
Us Weekly reports that Glee star Lea is in charge of Cory's funeral arrangements and is "planning the whole thing."
"She's been talking with Cory's family the entire time and wants to plan the whole funeral," a source adds.
We had previously reported that Lea apparently did not know that Cory had relapsed with heroin following his April stint in rehab and that she has been "inconsolable."
We can't imagine how difficult it must be for Lea to plan the entire funeral while she deals with grief, but it just proves how much she loved Cory and how close she still feels to him. Plus, we can understand that she would want to stay busy for the time being to keep her mind off of the pain of her loss.
Lea's rep provided an additional window into Lea's emotional state with a statement on July 16. "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from family, friends, and fans," her rep says. "Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together."