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Today August 19, 2013 Glee’s bright shining star, Lea Michele (Rachel), turns 27 years old. It should be a happy occasion, but the joy of the moment is overshadowed by the pain of the fact that her longtime boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn) passed away suddenly just over a month ago.

On this bittersweet birthday, many of Lea’s Glee co-stars have taken to Twitter to share their encouragement, positive feelings, and happy wishes.

Source: Twitter

Beth Douglass is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. She's our resident Glee expert and loves celebrity kids. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!