Weeks after Glee star Cory Monteith's death sent shockwaves through the entertainment community, his mom Ann has spoken out for the first time to thank fans and supporters.
I would like to thank all of Cory's supporters at this extremely emotional time. Your support has been overwhelming ... thank you !— ann mcgregor (@annasita) August 1, 2013
Ann McGregor and her son were extremely close. She, Cory's brother Shaun, and Cory's girlfriend/co-star Lea Michele were reportedly the only people present when Cory's body was cremated. Cory died of an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol while staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was 31 years old.
Ann's last tweet had been in January. In her bio, she identifies herself as "Canadian mom, actor mom, designer/decorator,dancer, supporter of Woodwynn Therapeutic Farm in BC, and Close To Home (support for loved ones of people in need)." She follows many Cory and Glee-related Twitter accounts.
The tweet from Cory's mom comes shortly after other members of the Glee cast and crew also broke their silences about their colleague's death. Several Glee stars, including Jane Lynch, announced that they were donating money to an arts scholarship to be created in Cory's name.
Cory's death will be acknowledged during a special episode of Glee airing next month. The show will kill off Cory's character, Finn Hudson, and several cast members will film PSAs about addiction.