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Then, Cory Monteith's tragic death shattered her world.She opens up to Lizzy Goodman about love, mourning through music, and finding strength in Cory's legacy.Somehow, the seeming improbability of the Monteith/Michele union only added to the sense of communal grief when the actor died in July at age 31, alone in a Vancouver hotel room, of an apparent drug overdose."A lighthouse doesn't save the ships; it doesn't go out and rescue them, it's just this pillar that helps to guide people home," says Michele three months later.By 13, the actor was using drugs and alcohol; by 16, he was "out of control," he told in 2011, into "anything and everything," and "as much as possible" of it.
"One day we just looked at each other and we were like, 'You wanna do this?
"Now that I am in this position, you can choose to rise, and that's what I'm going to try to do," she says.
"I know that Cory would want nothing more than for me to take this situation and use it to help people. I don't know how." So far, Michele's response has been to just give herself time; the 27-year-old actress pushed back the release of her as-of-yet untitled solo record into 2014. "And you have to be very strong to come out of this alive, but I think by doing the best for myself, by showing that you don't have to lose yourself, maybe someone else will feel some sort of strength or comfort." When we first met William Mc Kinley High's football captain, no one would have suspected the clean-cut actor playing him had a drug problem.
' We knew." But by March of 2013, Monteith was back in rehab, and his history with drugs became public.
Michele is circumspect about what she knew when, and how she tried to help. You don't have this internal agita——you can just go forward 100 percent. "There was none of that pageant show-pony 'perform for us' thing.