Lea Michele Released A Press Statement Asking For Privacy After Death Of Cory Monteith

Lea Michele released a press statement on Sunday asking for privacy after the death of Cory Monteith, who was her boyfriend.

The actress released a statement on Sunday after her 31-year-old Glee co-star was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday.

‘We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time,’ a representative for Lea told People.

Cory had been in his luxury hotel room with friends on Saturday evening before heading out for the night. His 26-year-old girlfriend is not believed to have been with him.

‘She [Lea Michele] is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable,” a source told HollywoodLife.com. ‘She is devastated beyond belief.’

A friend of the star was spotted leaving Lea’s  Los Angeles home on Sunday morning to meet another friend with what appeared to be an overnight bag.

No cause of death has been confirmed at this point but there was said to be no implications of foul play. Medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday.

Cory – who completed a stint of rehab in April for substance addiction – was last pictured with Lea just last month.

Lea and Cory are believed to have dated for around two years, with the actress and singer discussing her feelings for her co-star in an interview in Marie Claire magazine earlier this year.

‘I don’t even remember a time when he wasn’t my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory,’ Lea told the January issue of the magazine.

‘No one knows what it’s been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther. He makes me feel like I can do anything.

‘For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy,’ she said. ‘I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.’

The 31-year-old – who completed a stint in rehab in April for substance addiction and appeared to be ‘happy and healthy’ in recent months –  was out in Vancouver before returning alone to his Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in the city.

Cory is said to have spent his last hours enjoying an evening out with friends before he tragically passed away of unknown causes while alone in a hotel room.

It is believed that the actor had been dead for several hours in his room before his body was found.

He had been due to check out of the luxury hotel on Saturday but when he failed to do so, cleaning staff went to his room where they found his body.

Paramedics were called who declared him dead at the scene shortly after noon. Police said there were no signs of foul play and said that he had died alone.

Video footage has revealed the actor returning to his room by himself after an evening out with friends on Friday.

Cory had checked into the hotel room on July 6.

Source: dailymail.co.uk


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