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Lea Michele silent on 'devastating' news of Monteith's death

By CNN Staff
July 15, 2013 -- Updated 1220 GMT (2020 HKT)
Cory Monteith was <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/14/showbiz/glee-star-dead/index.html'>found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room</a> on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol." Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
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  • Actress and co-star had been dating Monteith for about a year
  • Michele's reps ask that her privacy be respected

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Representatives for "Glee" star Lea Michele said Sunday that the news of her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith's sudden death is "devastating" to the actress.

Monteith, 31, was found dead Saturday in a Vancouver hotel room.

Michele, who had been dating Monteith for about a year, has not yet given a statement about his death.

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Her representatives asked Sunday "that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

While the "Glee" actors had been co-stars since 2009 when the show premiered, they didn't begin dating until 2012.

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Monteith played heart throb Finn Hudson -- on-again, off-again love interest to Michele's Rachel Berry -- on the hit Fox series.

Most recently, Michele, 26, 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."

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CNN's KJ Matthews contributed to this report.

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