Cory Monteith, Glee

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It's hard to believe three years have gone by since Glee star Cory Monteith tragically passed away at only 31 years old. 

Largely remembered for his portrayal of musically inclined football star Finn Hudson on the Fox hit, Monteith was admired—both on and off camera—by fans, costars and family—and he remains very much missed.

To mark the day, a number of Monteith's co-stars, including former girlfriend Lea Michele, took to social media to pay tribute to the actor. 

Michele posted perhaps the most heartfelt remembrance of the star.

She wrote on Instagram, "We may not have gotten to share a lifetime together.. But the memories.. they're the best of my life.. Love you Cory ♥."

The Scream Queens star also recently paid homage to her lost love by tattooing the number 5 on her body—Finn's jersey number.

Other Glee stars, including Jenna Ushkowitz, Chord Overstreet, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Naya Rivera, and Matthew Morrison also celebrated Monteith's life on social media.

Both fellow costars and the public have united under the hashtag #3YearsWithoutCory to share their stories and pay reverence to the actor. Over 5,000 Instagram posts have been documented under this hashtag so far. 

There's no one quite like you. The greatest guy. The biggest heart. I love you man!

A photo posted by Chord Overstreet (@chordover) on

Remember some of the highlights of Cory's life in photos below. 

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