Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Cory Monteith At The TCAs
The death of Glee star Cory Monteith
came as a huge shock to everyone, including his castmates. As the show prepares to move into a fifth season without one of its biggest names, the stars showed up at the Teen Choice Awards last night and, not surprisingly, things got tearful (for us, too). Lea Michele followed in Jane Lynch's footsteps
, remembering her friend in a short but moving speech while accepting the award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy. "He was very special to me, and also to the world, and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart," she said in a trembling voice up on stage. "So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts - and that's where he'll stay forever." Michele also thanked her fans for support over the "very difficult" past few weeks. Watch for yourself below. (Digital Spy
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