Lea Michele Rep Issues Statement, Requests Privacy During "Devastating Time"

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With the television and entertainment world reacting in shocked sadness, Lea Michele has spoken out for the first time since Cory Monteith was found dead yesterday in a Vancouver hotel room.

Through her rep, the actress - who was dating her Glee co-star at the time of his passing - said simply:

"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith Photo

Details of Monteith's death are still coming in, but the actor - who checked into rehab at the age of 19 and again just this past April - was reportedly out with friends in Canada on Friday.

He returned to his hotel room alone, however, and was found by staff members after missing his noon check-out time.

As we process this sad news, vote below: What was your favorite Cory Monteith performance on Glee?

 

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