Cory Monteith’s Mom Says Lea Michele Broke the News of His Death: ‘She Was Screaming’


Five years after former Glee star Cory Monteith died of a heroin overdose in 2013, his mother Ann McGregor can still recall, with chilling detail, the moment she heard the news.

“I got a call from Lea [Michele, Monteith’s girlfriend of over a year] and she was screaming on the phone,” says McGregor, 67, in this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on stands Friday. “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.”

When she heard the news, “I went into a state of numbness,” McGregor recalls. “I just shut off all emotions, and I was numb.”

As days and weeks passed, “I knew it was real, but there were times when I could lie to myself and say, ‘He’s in L.A., he’ll call me soon.’ I’m still…

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