Today marks two years since Glee star Cory Monteith died of an accidental drug overdose, and social media has been awash with tributes to the late actor all day.
Among the sweet messages was one from Lea Michele, who had been in a relationship with Cory for over a year at the time of his death. The actress took to Twitter and Instagram today to post a heartbreaking message to her late boyfriend.
Sharing a picture of Cory smiling as he drove into the sunlight, Lea wrote, "I know you would want us all laughing and smiling today.. So we think of you and remember all the laughter and joy we shared together. I hold you in my heart always and love and miss you so…"
She shared the same picture on her personal Twitter account with the message, "Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day. We think of you always and love you so."
Kevin McHale, who played Artie on the popular musical show, also headed to Instagram today to pay tribute to his friend. "This goofball…I can't comprehend how it's already been 2 years, when it sometimes feels like I saw you just yesterday. Miss you every damn day," he wrote, adding a maple leaf emoji for Canadian native Cory.
Cory passed away between the fifth and sixth seasons of Glee, on which Lea also starred.
Back in February, Lea did her best to keep memories of Cory alive as Glee wrapped filming on its final ever episode. Posting a picture of herself walking off the show's set carrying Finn's McKinley Titans football jersey, Lea wrote, "One more thing…"
Speaking after Cory's death, the actress admitted she believed she had found a lifelong partner with him. "We talked about a lot of things. We talked about children and what we would look like when we grew old and who would be fat and how we would stay thin. We talked about where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do," she told Glamour magazine of her relationship with him.
Last year Lea began dating aspiring actor Matthew Paetz, and the two currently live together in Los Angeles.
On his birthday earlier this year she praised Matthew for "for making me smile again and bringing such a bright joy into my every day"