Lea Michelle grieving with Cory Monteith`s family

Last Updated: Jul 17, 2013, 12:57 PM IST

Los Angeles: `Glee` actress Lea Michele has been mourning the death of her co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith with his family.

"Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she`s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory`s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them.

"They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory`s family," Michele`s representative said.

Michele, 26, had always been an important part of his support system.

On Tuesday, the British Columbia Coroners Service announced that Monteith, 31, died Saturday of mixed drug toxicity, including heroin and alcohol.

PTI