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Lea Michele remembers Cory Monteith on 4th anniversary of his death

The late actor Cory Monteith and actress Lea Michele at the 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
The late actor Cory Monteith and actress Lea Michele at the 12th annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

On the four-year anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death, Lea Michele tweeted an old photo of herself and the late actor.

The Calgary-born star died of a drug overdose in 2013 in Vancouver, B.C. at the age of 31.

“Hard to believe it’s been 4 years… We miss you C… love you more,” her tweet read. A black-and-white Polaroid photo of the couple was attached to the tweet.

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

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Last April, Michele posted two photos to Instagram to show off some new tattoos.

One was a permanent reminder of Monteith, her former Glee co-star and boyfriend.

To honour him the Scream Queens star got a simple number five tattooed on the side of her rib cage.

READ MORE: Lea Michele gets tattoo in honour of late boyfriend, Cory Monteith

She captioned the photo with: “And one more… for my Quarterback.. #5.”

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And one more.. for my Quarterback.. #5 ❤️

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The number five represents the football jersey digit Monteith’s Glee character wore as quarterback at McKinley High.

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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.

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.

—With files from Chris Jancelewicz