Lea Michele: 'Cory will forever be in my heart'

First Posted: 07/29/13 EDT Updated: 07/30/13 EDT

'Glee' star Lea Michele is finally opening up about the loss of her boyfriend and co-star, Cory Monteith. The actor passed away on July 13 from an overdose of heroin and alcohol, according to the Huffington Post.

Now, weeks later, Michele has sent out her first Tweet since the tragic news. 'Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart,' she wrote on Monday morning. The star also attached a sweet image of the couple. More on the story here.

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