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OTRC: Lea Michele shares photo of Cory Monteith on late star's birthday

Lea Michele appears at the screening of 'Legends of Oz - Dorothy's Return' in Los Angeles on May 3, 2014. / Lea Michele and Cory Monteith appear in an undated photo posted on Michele's Twitter account on May 11, 2014. (Lionel Hahn/ABACAUSA/startraksphoto.com / twitter.com/msleamichele)

Lea Michele took the time to remember her late "Glee" co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith on Sunday, May 11, on what would have been Monteith's 32nd birthday.

The actress and singer shared a photo of Monteith (which can be seen above on the right) on her official Twitter account and wrote, "The biggest heart and most beautiful smile.. In all of our hearts.. We love you so. Happy Birthday."

Monteith died on July 13, 2013 at the age of 31. He was found dead in a hotel room at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel in downtown Vancouver. The British Columbia Coroner's Service reported in October that Monteith died from using intravenous heroin combined with alcohol.

Michele, who dedicated the song "If You Say So" off her debut album "Louder" to Monteith, talked about the actor as recently as in the March issue of Seventeen magazine.

"I only have happy memories of Cory. He was not his addiction -- unfortunately, it won. But that wasn't who he was," she told the magazine. "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."

She also talked about the late actor during her appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in December. When DeGeneres asked her about the paparazzi attention she received after Monteith's death, Michele said, "It's pretty intense and then if you smile it's like, 'She's so happy!' and then if you're, you know, if you look sad they're like, 'She's terrible.' It's like, you know, it's just, it's really hard. There's so many different emotions."

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