“Glee” actress Lea Michele made her first public appearance at the Teen Choice Awards show Sunday night since her boyfriend and co-star Cory Monteith tragically died. The video of the brunette beauty giving such a beautiful speech shows how there couldn’t have been a dry eye left.
After Michele won the award for Actress: TV Comedy for her role as Rachel Berry on “Glee,” she tearfully began to thank her fans for their unwavering support after Monteith died from a fatal combination of alcohol and drugs.
“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult [sic] weeks,” Michele said, with tears welling up in her eyes, according to ETonline.com. “Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world. I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together.”
Michele continued: “He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So, whether you knew him personally or just as ‘Finn Hudson,’ Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that’s where he’ll stay forever. So, thank you guys so much. Thank you.”
Twitter went wild, mourning the death of one of their favorite actors again. Many took to the social-media site to share their condolences; just as they had when they first found out he died. Check out some of their tweets below:
— pleasefollowkendallk (@kenziebooily22) August 12, 2013
It's sad seeing the Glee cast without Cory there. #RIP.
— Sorry Not Sorry (@SorryNotSoorry) August 12, 2013
I'm crying so hard. Lea's speech really touched my heart, it was perfect omg. RIP Cory
— I MET HIM (@DreamzLikeBiebz) August 12, 2013
Mad props to Lea Michele, she is so strong for going up on that stage and saying all of that #ripcory
— Michelle Goldschmidt (@micchelle_g) August 12, 2013
I admire Lea. She's so strong. #RIPCory
— Harry Styles (@Its1Direction) August 12, 2013
Check out the video of her acceptance speech below: