Must-see morning clip: Lea Michele dedicates Teen Choice Award to Cory Monteith

The "Glee" star made her first public appearance on Sunday since the death of her late co-star and boyfriend

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 12, 2013 1:04PM (EDT)

"Glee" star Lea Michele, who made her first public appearance Sunday at the Teen Choice Awards since the death of her co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith, last night dedicated her win for best actress to him in an emotional speech:

"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 gonna get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. And we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and became a part of all of our hearts -- and that's where he'll stay forever."

Monteith died on July 13 due to "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol." He was 31.

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