07/12/2014 04:52 pm ET Updated Jul 14, 2014

Cory Monteith's Estranged Father Opens Up About Actor's Death One Year Later

July 13 marks the one year anniversary of "Glee" star Cory Monteith's death, and the actor's father recently spoke about the loss of his son.

On Entertainment Tonight Canada, Joe Monteith opened up about his son's death. "I still miss him very much,” he said. “I still have the empty feeling inside.”

Monteith also said that what's making his mourning so tough is that he wasn't invited to his son's funeral ceremony by his ex-wife, Cory's mother.

"I didn't get to go to his viewing, which would have meant a lot," he said. Cory was estranged from his father for much of his life and the two only started to reconnect a few years before his death. His father still remembers his son as a likeable young man though, saying, "If he was in the room, you'd be smiling."

[h/t People]



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