Cory Monteith’s body was cremated on Tuesday in Vancouver, according to a new TMZ report.
The outlet says before the cremation, a private viewing was held with his family and girlfriend, Lea Michele. TMZ is also reporting that his father, Joe Monteith, wasn’t invited and he’s “totally devastated” over it.
Cory’s body was reportedly released yesterday to his mother, Ann. She decided to hold the viewing at the hospital with Lea and Cory’s brother, Shaun. After that, Ann had her deceased son cremated.
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“I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very, very much,” Joe tells TMZ. “I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.”
This all happened on the same day it was revealed that a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol claimed the Glee star’s life.
When TMZ asked Joe about Cory’s alleged heroin use, he said he was “shocked.”
The 31-year-old was found dead in his room at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel around noon on July 13. He had just finished his second stint in rehab for an unspecified substance abuse addiction in late April.
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As Life & Style reported, Lea is distraught over the loss of Cory.
"She thought rehab helped and he told her there was no way he was doing drugs ever again," a source tells Life & Style. "There was no one else for Lea but Cory. She was in love with him."
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