Cory Monteith would have turned 32 years old yesterday.
Sadly, of course, the Glee actor died of a heroin overdose in July. But his former costar and girlfriend, Lea Michele, took to Twitter yesterday and made it clear Monteith may be gone... but he's not forgotten.
"The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday," Michele tweeted along with the above photo of her and Monteith sharing a laugh.
Since Cory’s passing, the Glee cast has honored their fallen colleague with a tribute episode, "The Quarterback," while Michele has released her debut album with multiple songs dedicated to her late boyfriend.
"I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction – unfortunately, it won," the actress told the April 2014 cover story for Seventeen Magazine, adding:
"But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful."
Listen "You're Mine" below. It's a song Michele wrote for Monteith:
Glee Season 5, meanwhile, airs its finale on Fox tomorrow night; while it's already been confirmed that Glee Season 6 will bring this series to a close.