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05/12/2014 09:16 am ET Updated May 13, 2014

Lea Michele Shares Heartbreaking Message On Cory Monteith's Birthday

Lea Michele shared a heartbreaking tweet to commemorate Cory Monteith's birthday.

Michele posted the bittersweet message Sunday, May 11, on what would have been Monteith's 32nd birthday. Along with the touching tribute, she shared a black-and-white photo of her and Monteith. The late "Glee" star died last July of a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol.

“I only have happy memories of Cory," Michele told Seventeen for the magazine's April 2014 issue. "He was not his addiction -- unfortunately, it won. But that wasn’t who he was. Cory made me feel like a queen every day. From the minute he said, ‘I’m your boyfriend,’ I loved every day, and I thank him for being the best boyfriend and making me feel so beautiful.”

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