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Lea Michele And Glee Stars Remember Their Quarterback Cory Monteith

‘He was our family’

It's been three years since actor Cory Monteith died, but his William McKinley High School classmates haven't forgotten their quarterback. The Glee cast shared memories — both the serious and the silly — on Wednesday, the third anniversary of his sudden death in 2013.

"We may not have gotten to share a lifetime together, but the memories, they're the best of my life," Lea Michele, Monteith's costar and longtime girlfriend, wrote on Instagram. "Love you Cory."

Matthew Morrison also shared a few words for his "brother."

"The time may pass but the warmth of your generous soul and the humility in your goofball nature will never fade," Jenna Ushkowitz added.

Read more heartfelt tributes from the cast below:

"He made everyone around him laugh," Heather Morris captioned the pic above. "This photo is proof. He was our family."