Glee actress Lea Michele reportedly did everything she could to help boyfriend and fellow Glee star Cory Monteith with his drug battle before his untimely death -- including an alleged ultimatum. Lea ... more 
Glee actress Lea Michele reportedly did everything she could to help boyfriend and fellow Glee star Cory Monteith with his drug battle before his untimely death -- including an alleged ultimatum. Lea was reportedly completely blindsided when she found out about Monteith's relapse in March, according to a source. Fame can be a drug in itself. And according to friends of the late Cory Monteith, he never quite adjusted to the glittering claws of Hollywood. We now know his cause of death to be a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol and sources reveal how the burden of fame could have possibly encouraged his relapses: "Fame was hard for him. It was something he knew he deserved but somehow he never quite knew how to handle. The cast of Glee worked hard and partied hard. These aren't high school kids. They are adults who enjoyed the perks of fame." Darren Criss has paid silent tribute to his late Glee costar, Cory Monteith. Just two days after his fellow actor's passing, Criss wore a black ribbon in honor of Monteith at a screening of his upcoming movie, Girl Most Likely, in New York City. A source told E! News that the 26-year-old "was in a pleasant, but somber mood" throughout the evening. less 
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Wed, Jul 17, 2013 2:53 PM EDT