07/14/2013 12:59 pm ET Updated Jul 15, 2013

Lea Michele Asks For Privacy Following Cory Monteith's Death

Lea Michele's team is speaking out on her behalf following the tragic death of her co-star and boyfriend, Cory Monteith.

In a statement to HuffPost Celebrity, Michele's rep says, "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

Monteith was found dead in his room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver shortly after noon on July 13. He was 31.

Fans and fellow celebrities have shared their condolences over social media, tweeting out messages about Monteith and his incredible talent. Many have also prayed for Michele, 26, who began dating Monteith last year.

Monteith's reps released a statement concerning his death, writing, "We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Lea and Cory's family and friends.



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