“I got a call from Lea and she was screaming on the phone,” McGregor tells People. “She was yelling, ‘Is it true, is it true about Cory?’ and I said, ‘What about Cory?’ I had heard nothing. And then police knocked on my front door.”
"I went into a state of numbness,” McGregor continues. “I just shut off all emotions, and I was numb.”
McGregor says she is certain that Monteith did not intentionally kill himself, and was in fact making plans for the future, including renting an apartment in Vancouver, Canada. Monteith was raised in Victoria, British Columbia.
“Cory wanted a wife and kids,” she shares. “He would have made a beautiful father. He had accomplished so much. He was ready to step out of Hollywood and really live. He had so much to look forward to.”
“Cory didn’t want to die,” she continues. “There is no doubt about that. But he’s carried in people’s hearts forever.”
Since Monteith's death, 31-year-old Michele has kept his memory alive. On the fifth anniversary of his death last week, Michele tweeted, "'There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.'❤"