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Michele dedicates award to Monteith

1 of 1 Lea Michele made a poignant tribute to Cory Monteith
Lea Michele made a poignant tribute to Cory Monteith

It was a bitter-sweet celebration for the cast of Glee at the Teen Choice awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Picking up four awards, including the Choice TV Show Comedy Award, cast member Amber Riley thanks fans for their unwavering devotion as they grieve the loss of Cory Monteith, who starred as Finn Hudson in the hit TV show. Cory died earlier this summer from a drug overdose.

Amber said: "Although we lost someone that we really love, that you guys love too, we are very fortunate to come back to a show were we feel the love like a family.

"Cory was like a brother to us and like a dad, and you know he was always ready to sign an autograph for a fan - he loved you gleeks and he loves his fans.

Fellow co-star Jenna Ushkowitz continued: "So on behalf of our brother and our classmate, we accept this award"

Cory's onscreen and off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele also picked up an award for Top Comedy Actress and tearfully dedicated it to her boyfriend.

She said: "I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you, and tell everyone out there how much all your love and support has meant to me over these past and very difficult few weeks."

She continued: "I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory, and for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that with your love, we'll get through this together.

"He was very special to me and to the world, and we were all lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.

"And whether you knew him personally or as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became part of all of our hearts - and that's where he'll stay forever."


Lea Michele was supported by her Glee castmates as she deditcated her award to Cory Monteith

She continued: "I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory, and for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that with your love, we'll get through this together.

"He was very special to me and to the world, and we were all lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.

"And whether you knew him personally or as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became part of all of our hearts - and that's where he'll stay forever."


It was an emotional night for the Glee cast members

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