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Glee Premiere, Cory Monteith

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Cory Monteith tragically passed away one year ago today.

The Glee actor was found at the Fairmont Pacific Hotel in Vancouver and died of mixed drug toxicity, with heroin and alcohol found in his system.

The musician—who was only 31—was beloved by countless fans, friends and family, and it's easy to understand why. Whether he was on the red carpet or hanging out with his costars and his love Lea Michele, he always had a smile on his face.

Pay tribute to the charismatic star on the anniversary of his untimely death by taking a look back at his life in pictures.

PHOTOS: Cory Monteith's life in pictures