Lea Michele and ‘Glee’ cast pay touching tribute to Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele attend the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Chrysalis

It’s been three years since the passing of Canadian Glee star Cory Monteith, and his former girlfriend, Lea Michele, still hasn’t forgotten him.

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:

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Other Glee cast members shared their memories and thoughts of Monteith to social media, including Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz.

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The hashtag #3YearsWithoutCory is being used on Twitter to honour Monteith.

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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.

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