Lea Michele and Cory Monteith.
(photo credit: Helga Esteb/Shutterstock/JTA)
In the wake of her boyfriend Cory Monteith’s tragic death, Lea Michele has
released a statement requesting to be left alone.
“We ask that everyone
kindly respect Lea’s privacy during this devastating time,” a rep for the
actress told People.
The Jewish “Glee” star, 26, was in Mexico when she
learned that Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday. “She
was shaking when she heard the news,” a friend told the Daily News.
Canadian-born Monteith, 31, who co-starred with Michele on “Glee,” openly
struggled with substance abuse (his last rehab stint was in April), the cause of
death is still unknown.
“We have interviewed everyone he was with the
night before,” Vancouver Police Constable Brian Montague said Sunday. “For the
most part, it has been turned to the coroner’s office, who will be determining
the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death.”
was scheduled for Monday.