Cory Monteith‘s body was cremated today in Vancouver after private goodbyes were said by family and friends, including girlfriend and Glee star Lea Michele. Reportedly, Cory’s father, Joe Monteith, was not invited to give a final goodbye to his son and is quite distraught at the moment. Joe, who’s divorced from Cory’s mother, was told of the cremation after the fact and can’t understand why nobody would’ve told him of the event.
The viewing was held at the hospital and following the small gathering Cory’s mother decided to have her son cremated. According to exclusive reports released by TMZ: “We’re told Cory’s body was released yesterday to his mom, and she decided to hold a viewing at the hospital with Lea and Cory’s brother Shaun. Following the viewing, we’re told Cory’s mom decided to have him cremated.”
Cory’s dad tells us, “I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much. I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.”
As for Cory’s alleged heroin use … his dad says he’s “shocked.”
Our thoughts go out to Cory’s family, friends, and fellow Glee stars. What do you think about Cory’s family failing to tell the father about this final viewing? Think it was just a slip up or an intentional act? Granted, we don’t really know much about the family dynamics . . . .
We’ll keep you updated on any new information that becomes available regarding the death of Cory Monteith.
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