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Cory Monteith's death has been devastating for girlfriend Lea Michele, who is said to be inconsolable as she comes to terms with the sudden and tragic loss of her boyfriend. Current and former "Glee" co-stars have offered their sympathies over the tragic and sudden death.
The news has shocked not only the cast of "Glee," which Monteith was featured prominently in, but also those in the entertainment industry who were friends of the late star. Many expressed their deepest sympathies online.
Harry Shum, Jr., who plays Mike Chang, wrote, "At this time, please send nothing but love and light. This tragic news still doesn't feel real to me."
Former cast member Damian McGinty also reflected on his time working with Cory.
"The guy I shot my first acting scene with. The nicest guy I've met. Can't believe it," McGinty posted to Twitter.
However, much of the attention is on Monteith's girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele, whose representative released a statement asking for privacy as she comes to terms with her loss.
"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time," the statement read.
No cause of death has been confirmed to this point but there were said to be no indications of foul play. Officials revealed that the medical examiners will conduct an autopsy on Monday and the results of the procedure are expected to be revealed early this week, several weeks before the usual four to six week period.
"She is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable," a source told HollywoodLife.com. "She is devastated beyond belief."
Most recently, Michele voiced support for Monteith as he announced in April that he was seeking treatment for substance abuse.
"I love and support Cory and will stand by him through this," she told People magazine. "I am grateful and proud that he made this decision."