Michele and her Glee co-stars have an annual tradition of honouring the late Monteith, who was a fan favourite and beloved by the musical show’s crew, on the day of his death. The Calgary-born star died of a drug overdose in 2013 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 31.
Michele, 29, posted a touching message to her Twitter account:
Other Glee cast members shared their memories and thoughts of Monteith to social media, including Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz.
The hashtag #3YearsWithoutCory is being used on Twitter to honour Monteith.
After meeting on the Glee set in 2009, Michele and Monteith started dating in 2012, a mere year before his death. The two were inseparable, travelling around the world together and even planning their future and a family.