Lea Michele 'deeply grateful' for fans' support after Cory Monteith's death

LEA MICHELE is "deeply grateful" for her fans' support in the wake of boyfriend CORY MONTEITH's death as she grieves with his family.

The pair found love on the set of TV show Glee and Michele was left devastated when her partner was discovered dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada on Saturday (13Jul13).

An autopsy performed on the star showed that he died from a lethal cocktail of heroin and alcohol and, after test results were released on Tuesday (16Jul13), a representative for Michele released a statement thanking fans for their support.

The statement reads: "Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family."

Monteith's cousin Richard recently opened up about the loss of his "hero", while the tragic actor's stepmother Yvette has asked for privacy during the difficult time as his father Joe is "too devastated" to speak about the tragedy.

Meanwhile, British Columbia coroner's officials have called Monteith's death a "tragic accident".

A statement reads: "There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith's death was anything other than a most tragic accident."

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