Cory Monteith’s family and girlfriend Lea Michele paid their final respects to the actor on Tuesday in a private viewing at a hospital in Vancouver. After the viewing, Monteith’s body was cremated.
TMZ reports Monteith’s mom Ann and brother Shaun were present, but his estranged dad Joe was not because he didn’t receive an invitation. Joe told TMZ he is “totally devastated” that he did not have a chance to say a final goodbye to his son.
“I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very, very much,” he said. “I’m saddened at the fact that I couldn’t have been there to see my son before he was cremated.”
On Tuesday, Canadian authorities announced Monteith died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. “At this point there is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident,” BC Coroners Service said in a statement.
The Glee actor, who was always open about his long battle with addiction, was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on Saturday morning. He was 31-years-old.