Saturday 18 November 2017

Glee creator Ryan Murphy reveals Cory Monteith's last words before tragic drug overdose

Actors Cory Monteith and Lea Michele and writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy inside the 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in 2012
Actors Cory Monteith and Lea Michele and writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy inside the 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in 2012
Lea Michele gave a tender tribute to boyfriend Cory Monteith, who died from a heroin and
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith in 2012
Actor Cory Monteith (L) and actress Lea Michele attend the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Glee creator Ryan Murphy has revealed late actor Cory Monteith's tragic last words.

In 2013, the star of the hit musical show died of a heroin overdose at the age of 31 and Murphy described the grief as "like losing a child".

Monteith had been battling drug addiction throughout his adult life, having previously entered rehab in March 2013.

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

"It was like losing a child."

"What started off as being such a great celebration of love and acceptance ultimately became about darkness and death. It was a great lesson in what not to do moving forward. And many of them are my good friends to this day."

Meanwhile, Michele, who is currently starring on Murphy's latest tv shit Scream Queens, said she is "ready to live again" three years after his death.

"I got back to the place where I was genuinely happy and strong and ready to live again and see the world," she told OK! Magazine.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith in 2012
Lea Michele and Cory Monteith in 2012

"Getting to the other side takes a lot of work. It’s a struggle. When you do, there is happiness there."

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