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One year ago today, Cory Monteith died from a fatal heroin overdose.

The actor's shocking passing caused Glee to delay shooting for a few weeks while colleague mourned, especially girlfriend Lea Michele. 

She went on to release her first solo album, saying in many interviews that Monteith helped her write many of the tracks and that many were penned with the star in mind.

Take "If You Say So," for example.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy, meanwhile, has already said that he knows the final scene of his series (which wraps up in 2015) and that it will serve in some way to honor Monteith's memory.

We've published the following photo montage with the same goal in mind and continue to extend our condolences to the late actor's loved ones...

RIP, Cory Monteith
Cory Monteith starred on Glee as Finn Hudson. But a drug overdose sadly took the actor too soon.

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Billy Joel once memorably sang that "Only the Good Die Young."

While his point was that you should live your life, not be consumed by preconceived inhibitions, the phrase certainly still rings true in modern day Hollywood.

Be it from substance abuse or other tragic circumstances, some of the world's most beloved stars have met an untimely end long before they should have.

From Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose and Paul Walker's fatal car crash to some whose deaths remained shrouded in mystery, it's a long list.

Scroll through The Hollywood Gossip's gallery of 21 shocking celebrity deaths below as we look back on some of the brightest stars who we lost too soon.

They may be gone from this world, but they are not forgotten:

Paul Walker
Paul Walker died in a car accident on November 30, 2013. He left behind a daughter and a burgeoning film career.

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Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday. He was just 31. 

Vancouver police found Monteith dead after he failed to check out at noon from the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel. Staff went to check on him and made the discovery.

It's been reported that he was "clearly deceased" at the scene. 

Cory Monteith in Tux

According to investigators, he was in the room Friday night with some friends before the group went out on the city, then came back early Saturday alone.

No foul play is suspected in the death of Cory Monteith, whose rep confirmed the worst in a statement in the hours after this story broke:

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Cory Monteith Biography

Taylor Swift and Cory Monteith Cory Monteith has gotten his big break on Glee. He plays the character of Finn on this fantastic Fox show. The Canadian actor has been... More »
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Calgary, Alberta
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Cory Monteith
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