On July 12, the world was rocked with the announcement that Glee’s leading man Cory Monteith's (Finn) had died, and though no cause of death has been announced, some are speculating that it might be a from a drug overdose. Though Cory had been open about his struggle with drugs and alcohol — he went to rehab once at 19 and again just months ago — his untimely death still comes as a total shock.
Here, we take a look back on the final months of Cory’s life, from his decision to enter rehab to his seeming successful recovery, including some adorable couple moments with his girlfriend Lea Michele (Rachel).
March 31, 2013
News that Cory had entered treatment broke at the tail end of March.
His co-stars immediately took to Twitter to send their support.
Cory's on- and off-screen love interest had stayed by him through everything.
The news came as a shock to everyone, it seems.
His co-stars were firm in showing their support.
Lea has stood by Cory, but reports also say she was adamant that he seek treatment. Very adamant.
Background Information Emerges
What exactly Cory was involved with is unclear, but there are some reports.
What one source has to say.
An addiction expert praised Cory's choices.
April 26, 2013
Cory left treatment after the minimum amount of time; one month after he entered rehab.
The Glee star thanked fans for their support.
April 27, 2013
Kevin McHale (Artie) was proud of his friend's success.
April 30, 2013
Just days after he left treatment, Cory headed to Canada with Lea and the two spent time with his family.
May 1, 2013
They were such an adorable couple.
May 8, 2013
Up next, the couple went on vacation to Mexico.
May 11, 2013
Cory celebrated his 31st birthday surrounded by those closet to him.
At this point, everything seemed to be going so well.
May 21, 2013
The couple seemed just as strong as ever.
July 13, 2013
Then, tragedy. Cory was found dead in a hotel room in Canada on July 13 when he failed to check out on time. The cause of death is still unknown, but an investigation is underway, and many people think drugs may have been involved.
It feels like all of Hollywood took to Twitter to react to the sad news.
It's clear that Cory will be missed, and that everyone around him is heartbroken.
At the time of Cory's death, he and Lea had been dating for about a year and a half.
Many people thought for sure that the two would get engaged. Knowing that this will never happen is beyond tragic.