While accepting the Teen Choice Award 2013 for Glee as best TV comedy series, Lea Michele and the cast thanked fans for their support since the tragic death of Cory Monteith and dedicated the honor to their late costar.
“I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory, for all you out there that loved and admired Cory as much as I did,” said an emotional Michele about her boyfriend. “I promise that with your love, we’re going to get through this together.”
Monteith died July 13 from an overdose. The series will pay special tribute to the actor who played Finn Hudson in the third episode of its next season before going on a short hiatus.