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    Cory Monteith: Glee's Jayma Mays Remembers the Late Actor

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    The love for Glee star Cory Monteith continues to pour in from Hollywood.

    Not only did Lea Michele break her silence about the death of her boyfriend earlier today, but Jayma Mays was also remembering him when we caught up with her yesterday in L.A.

    There are "so many things" to remember about Monteith, Mays said at The Smurfs 2 premiere. "He was such a fun guy to be around and I have nothing but amazing, wonderful memories of working with him.

    "I have those memories to always take forward with me," she added.

    Monteith died at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose on July 13 in a Vancouver hotel room.

    PHOTOS: Check out Cory's best lines as Finn Hudson on Glee

    Michele tweeted this morning, "Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart."

    Until now, Michele's reps have released statements on her behalf.

    Her tweet comes just three days after a private memorial was held for Monteith at the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

    "Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith," Fox said in a statement to E! News. "We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."

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    Cory Monteith, Glee Gallery FOX

    Mike O'Malley, who played Finn's stepfather on Glee, also remembered Monteith this weekend at 2013 Summer Press Tour.

    "Ever since I met him, he was the fictional quarterback on the show and he was the very real quarterback on that set," he said. "He was an incredibly warm guy who was welcoming to everyone who came onto that show from the beginning through the new folks who came onto the show this past year."

    The third episode of Glee's upcoming fifth season will be a tribute to Monteith.

    Production on the new season is set to begin on Aug. 5.

    PHOTOS: Take a look at Cory's amazing life on and off the screen

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