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Remembering Cory Monteith: His Best Moments on Glee and with Lea Michele

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:40 p.m. ET

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Gleeks and non-fans alike are reeling from Cory's sudden death. Take a look back at the star during happier times.

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Cory Monteith 2009
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Cory Monteith passed away on Saturday at age 31.

Cory Monteith Kyle XY
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Prior to Glee, Cory appeared on tons of TV shows, like Kyle XY.

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He looked excited (and young!) at a Glee preview event in 2009.

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We'll never hear "Don't Stop Believin'" the same way again.

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Cory Monteith Finn and Quinn
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Cory's character Finn started the show dating Quinn, the mean-girl queen bee of the Cheerios.

Cory Monteith Finn and Rachel
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Finn and Rachel grew closer, even though Finn was embarrassed about being seen with her. They kissed toward the end of season one.

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Cory Monteith 2010
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A year into the Glee hoopla, Cory had already adopted the A-list look (of all black).

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Before dating Lea, Cory went on a few dates with Taylor Swift.

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Even before they publicly dated, Cory and Lea had undeniable chemistry.

Cory Monteith Lea Michele Dating Rumors
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They kept their relationship quiet for awhile, forcing Gleeks to check their body language every time they stepped out in public.

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When Cory entered rehab in late March 2013, Lea released a statement promising to stick by his side.

Cory Monteith Lea Michele Mexico
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After exiting rehab, the pair departed for a romantic trip to Mexico.

Cory Monteith Lea Michele Chrysalis Butterfly Ball
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The Chrysalis Ball was Lea and Cory's last public event attended together.

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