Posted: 2:34 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The late Cory Monteith’s body has been cremated following a very small private viewing, according to Cory’s father.
The 31-year-old actor was found dead from an overdose of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday.
The only people present for the Tuesday afternoon viewing were Cory’s mother, his brother Shaun and his girlfriend and Glee co-star Lea Michele, according to TMZ.
Following the viewing, Moneith’s body was released to his mother Ann. She then had his body cremated Tuesday night. All of this went down before Cory’s dad — who lives on the other side of Canada in Nova Scotia — could see his son one last time, TMZ reports.
Cory’s dad, Joe Monteith, said,”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.”
RumorFix has reached out to reps for Cory and Lea for comment, so far no word.