VIDEO: Jane Lynch Chokes Up Remembering Cory Monteith On Tuesday, in a statement via her reps, Michele, 26, extended her thanks for the outpouring of support during this devastating time.
“Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends and fans.
Iqbal Theba, who plays the school headmaster in Glee, tweeted: "OMG!! Mark Salling, who plays student Noah Puckingham, simply wrote: "no." "Glee," a show set in the small town of Lima, Ohio, was Monteith's breakthrough role.
A big part of the show was his character's on-again-off-again romance with glee club star Rachel Berry, an aspiring entertainer played by Lea Michele.
No cause of death has been confirmed at this point but there was said to be no implications of foul play. I love you CM.'A statement from Fox - who produced Glee - went out on Twitter shortly after the death was announced: ''We are deeply saddened by this tragic news.
Still, another source maintains that there was never a formal engagement.
But by all accounts, in the weeks prior to Monteith’s trip to Vancouver, he was spending almost all of his time with Michele.