Cory Monteith Cremated, Estranged Father Not Invited to Viewing

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Cory Monteith was cremated today, three days after his shocking death in a Vancouver hotel room.

But the late actor's father is not exactly letting his son rest in peace.

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Joe Monteith, who is divorced from Cory's mom and did not have a close relationship with the Glee star, tells TMZ he was not invited to the viewing of the cremation - and he's far from happy over it.

"I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much," Joe said. "I'm saddened at the fact that I couldn't have been there to see my son before he was cremated.

Lea Michele was among those in attendance at the viewing, along with other members of Monteith's family.

Monteith's body was found by hotel staff on Saturday afternoon in Canada, with a subsequent autopsy revealing a mixture of heroin and alcohol was found in the 31-year old's system.

Joe says he's "shocked" over that finding, but a Glee insider says many affiliated with the show were aware of Cory's drug problem and were pushing him to seek assistance.


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