‘Feels like yesterday’ Lea Michele’s tribute to Corey breaks hearts

It's been four years since Glee star, Corey Monteith, died of an accidental drug and alcohol overdose in a hotel room in Vancouver.

The Canadian actor, who was best known for playing Finn Hudson in the smash hit TV show,  had been due to check out after a seven-night stay in the Fairmont Pacific Rim, and when he failed to do so hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body.

At the time of his death, the 31-year-old was in a relationship with co-star, Lea Michele, who last night paid tribute to her former partner on his four-year anniversary.

Honouring the late star, Lea shared a photo of the pair during happier times in an upload which has amassed almost 800,000 likes in just 14 hours.

Lea, who began dating Corey in November 2011, has made no secret of the devastating impact his untimely passing had on her.

"We may not have gotten to share a lifetime together.. But the memories.. they’re the best of my life," she said on his third anniversary last year.


4 years and it still feels like yesterday.. love you more C

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In the touching upload which has been inundated with messages of support from fans and followers since last night, Lea writes: "4 years and it still feels like yesterday.. love you more C."

"This makes me cry! Stay strong, we love and miss you Cory! Sending my love to you!" wrote one fan.

"I am sobbing." added another.

Lea has written a number of songs in honour of her late boyfriend.