Cory Monteith`s dad remembers him on first death anniversary

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 14:26

Los Angeles: Joe Monteith, the father of `Glee` star Cory Monteith, has described his son as "a likeable young man" a year after his tragic and untimely death.

Cory, who was 31 at the time of his death, was best known for his role on `Glee` as Finn Hudson, suggest reports.

Joe described his son as "a likeable young man and if he was in the room, you`d be smiling."

Joe also stated that he was still shocked by his son`s cause of death as Cory "enjoyed life."

Cory`s body was discovered in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on July 13, 2013. His death was accidental and the result of a fatal mix of heroin and alcohol.

Cory had discussed his struggles with substance abuse and in March of 2013 had been admitted into a rehab facility.

Joe was also questioned about Cory`s former girlfriend and `Glee` co-star, Lea Michele.

Joe wished Michele all the best and said he does not expect her to be alone and grieving forever.

"Michele`s a beautiful young woman, she`s just getting to the top of her career and I don`t expect her to go out and do it alone. She should enjoy life. She had a good time when she was with Cory, from what I understand, but life`s got to go on," he said.

PTI

First Published: Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 14:26

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