Lea Michele shares touching tribute to the late Cory Monteith

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Some five years after Glee star Cory Monteith took his own life, his former girlfriend has shared a touching tribute to her former co-star.

Lea Michele took to Twitter on the fifth anniversary of Monteith’s death to remember the actor, saying she still feels his presence.

“There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains,” Michele wrote, alongside a photo of an ocean sunset.

The sweet message has been retweeted more than 13,000 times.

Fans also took time to reply to the tweet, with thousands sending messages of support.

Monteith, who had spoken openly about his battle with addiction, was found dead in a Canadian hotel room on July 13, 2013.

His death was the result of a toxic overdose of drugs and alcohol.

Michele and Monteith played lovers in Glee and were together for 18 months before his death in 2013.

Michele has since moved on with her life, the star announcing her engagement to business graduate Zandy Reich in April.

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