He's gone, but he's certainly not forgotten.
Cory Monteith died in July 13, 2013, from a drug overdose, but his then-girlfriend and Glee co-star, Lea Michele, is making him a part of her forever. The Scream Queens star debuted a new tattoo on Instagram Tuesday morning. She chose to have the number 5 tattooed onto her body.
"And one more...for my Quarterback...#5," she captioned the pic. The number 5 refers to Monteith's Glee character's football jersey number. Finn Hudson was the quarterback of the school's football team, making him a leader both on the field and off. Lea opened up about her grief on The Ellen DeGeneres show, explaining how she was able to move on in the wake of her boyfriend's sudden passing.
"There is an empowerment that comes with grief—at some point you find it," the actress explained in 2013. "It's very hard but you will find it, and I think at a certain point you can choose to sort of fall from this or you can choose to rise. And that's what I'm just trying to do my best for him, because I know that that's what he would have [wanted]."