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.