When we heard Cory Monteith's father was unable to see his son before cremation, we didn't want to believe it to be true!
Unfortunately, Joe Monteith confirmed to Entertainment Tonight Canada that he did not get to see Cory after his tragic death.
Following her son's passing, Cory's mother, Ann McGregor, reportedly held a viewing at the hospital with Lea Michele, and his older brother Shaun.
Joe remembers the moment when he first heard of the tragedy:
“When they did break the news to my wife, she almost fell over, in fact I had to grab her. And I did ask them again what was that you said? It didn’t really sink in."
Joe was estranged from Cory until recent years, but recalled how the family first started finding out about their son's illegal drug use:
“I guess he was involved a little more in drugs than anybody knew at the time. His mother who was there with him all the time, she started picking up on it, you know stuff was missing, money here, stuff like that.”
The 31-year-old actor died July 13 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in Vancouver after mixing heroin and alcohol.
This is still so heartbreaking.
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Sending hugz and kizzez to all still in mourning!
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