Chris Colfer reflects on good times spent with "buddy" Cory Monteith

Published Friday, Jul 26 2013, 15:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Glee actor Chris Colfer has reflected on the happy memories he has of his late co-star Cory Monteith, who passed away earlier this month from a drug and alcohol overdose.

Chris, who plays Kurt Hummel in the hit musical TV show, said he would "never forget" the good times he had with Cory, who starred as Finn Hudson, adding that he misses him.

Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith during a TV interview

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The 23-year-old star also shared a screen grab of himself and Cory during one of the many television interviews they did together to promote the programme.

Commenting on Twitter, Chris wrote: "I'll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions. Love and miss you, buddy."

Yesterday (25 July), Chris, his fellow co-stars - including Cory's girlfriend Lea Michele - and the Glee producers and crew attended a memorial service for the late-star.

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Arrivals
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Cory and Lea were a couple on and off screen

Speaking afterwards, Jane Lynch, who stars as Sue Sylvester, told TMZ: "It was beautiful. It was still really sad but it was beautiful."

Actor Cory was found dead in a hotel in Vancouver, Canada, after a night out on Saturday 13 July aged 31.

An autopsy later revealed that Cory, who had battled with addicitons, had died from a heroin and alcohol overdose.

Caption:	Glee (FOX) Season 1, 2009
Shown clockwise from left: Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele

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Following his death, Glee's creator Ryan Murphy almost ended the show, however stars including Lea "felt the best thing for the cast and crew was to be together".

The fifth season of the show will premiere in the US on 26 September, a week later than originally planned, and will start with three episodes.

It will begin with a two-part Beatles themed show and the third episode will be a special tribute to Cory. Ryan has confirmed they will then take an indefinite hiatus while they decided its future.