Lea Michele reunited with her Glee castmates on Thursday (25Jul13) at a memorial to honor her late boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith.
The actress, who was left devastated by the actor's sudden death in Canada on 13 July (13), and Glee creator Ryan Murphy invited cast and crew to join them and share their memories of the late star at the tribute event.
A statement from 20th Century Fox Television executives reads, "Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith.
"We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."
Actor Chris Colfer took to his Instagram.com page after the event to share a photo of himself and his late pal, who played his stepbrother on the show. He wrote, "I'll never forget all the laughs we shared or the faces we made after awkward interview questions. Love and miss you, buddy."
Production on the upcoming fifth season of Glee was pushed back in the wake of the 31 year old's death, allowing cast and crew to mourn the loss of their friend and colleague. The new season of the show will debut a week later than planned in September (13).
Two episodes and a Monteith tribute show will air before Murphy and the show's writers begin a hiatus during which they'll decide where to take the program and their late leading man's character Finn Hudson.