The friend confided to People Magazine:
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More than 250 devotees participated in a candle-lit vigil in the actor's honor, Friday.
The Vancouver tribute was held outside Cory’s hotel, where fans left messages on balloons which were later released into the sky.
The 31-year-old star’s cousin, Richard Monteith, attended the event and said it was both “heartbreaking and exciting.”
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