Cory Monteith's Mother Opens Up About Son's Death For First Time
A year on from his tragic passing, Ann McGregor has only just been able to look at photos of her son again...
Cory Monteith's mother, Ann McGregor, has spoken out publicly for the first time since the death of her son, who tragically passed away last year.
The Canadian actor, most known for his role as Finn Hudson in Glee, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver on July 13, 2013.
The cause of death of Cory, who had struggled with substance addiction before, was ruled to be a "mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol."
Speaking to GMA in an interview this week, his mother spoke about life since his passing.
"Only in the last few days, I'm beginning to accept it," McGregor said. "The loss is horrendous. Until three days ago, I couldn't look at a picture of Cory. So, there's been progress."
"Can you talk about that night, one year ago?" asked reporter Bianna Golodryga.
"No," McGregor said, overwhelmed with emotion.
McGregor went on talk about how from an early age Cory battled with addiction, recalling the time he had a 'code blue', meaning he required immediate resuscitation.
When mentioning Cory's ex-girlfriend Lea Michele, McGregor told GMA, "She's hurting too," she said. "I mean, you see the sadness. I know her pain."