Fans pay tribute to Cory Monteith three years after his death


Fans have been remembering Glee star Cory Monteith on the third anniversary of his death.

The actor - who made his mark playing Finn Hudson on the musical comedy - died on July 13 2013 from an accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, aged 31.

Today, he started trending on Twitter under the hashtag #3YearsWithoutCory as fans paid tribute.

Cory was dating his Glee co-star Lea Michele when he died.

Cory Monteith and Lea Michele in 2013
Cory Monteith and Lea Michele (Matt Sayles/AP/PA)

Last year, on the second anniversary, Lea shared a picture of Cory driving in the sunshine.

She wrote: "Today we remember the laughter and joy you brought into our lives every day. We think of you always and love you so."