Glee creator Ryan Murphy just shared Cory Monteith's last words to him before his death in 2013— and it's heartbreaking!

Ryan, who last saw the actor when he came to visit him on set with his then-girlfriend Lea Michele, revealed the 31-year-old's tragic overdose was like losing a child.

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"We hugged, and the last thing he said was ‘I love you, man, and thank you for helping me get better,’" he told Entertainment Weekly. "And then the next thing I knew he was dead."

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As expected, the director admitted Cory's death completely changed the popular Fox series.

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"What started off as being such a great celebration of love and acceptance ultimately became about darkness and death," he said.

So sad! For a look back at the cast then and now, check out the gallery below!