Lea Michele and Cory Monteith
The actors fell in love with the set of the television musical Glee. The romance between Finn Hudson and Rachel Berry crossed the screens and was one of the relationships most followed by the adolescent public. But it all came to an end on July 13, 2013, after Cory was found dead in a Vancouver hotel.
Monteith-who had recently been released from substance abuse rehab-was scheduled to pay his hotel bill earlier that day, but when he failed to show up, hotel staff entered his room and discovered his body in a fetal position on the soil.
The cause of his death at the age of 31 was an overdose of alcohol and heroin. Leah was devastated. Days later, she tattooed the last words her boyfriend said to her: “If you say so” (if you say so) and dedicated a song with the same name to her:
It’s been seven whole days
without your hugs
I want to see your face
I have some things to say
it was a week ago
You said: I love you, baby
I said: I love you more
Then a breath, a pause
and you said: if you say so
The episode “The Quarterback”, which premiered on October 10, 2013, served as a tribute to Monteith, focusing on the death of Finn Hudson’s character.
Cory planned to propose to the actress on her birthday, that is, a month and a half after her death. The news hit Lea hard, who referred to the issue in October 2017: “I wake up every day thinking that I was in some kind of spell or dream. I was lucky to have him in my life. I feel that the way he died is something insignificant compared to who he was in life. There was no better man than Cory, so for the time I was with him, I consider myself very lucky.”
Even though Lea rebuilt her life with businessman Zandy Reich, whom she married in March of this year, she has not stopped remembering him publicly. On the sixth anniversary of his death, Michele shared a small dedication to the late interpreter. “The light always remains,” she wrote next to a photograph showing the sky.
Pierce Brosnan and Cassandra Harris
In 1977, Pierce fell in love with the Australian actress Cassandra Harris (who had worked in some internationally successful films such as The Greek Tycoon, with Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset) and three years later they married. They were the parents of Sean, who was born in 1983. The family picture was completed with Charlotte and Christopher, the children that his wife already had from his first marriage. Pierce decided to adopt Cassandra’s children after the death of the boys’ father. But an unexpected tragedy shattered that happiness: Harris was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 1987 and she battled the disease until she passed away on December 28, 1991, at age 43.
“We fought him from zero hours. The tumor was very large, but Cassie was not a woman to let herself die. We did everything possible, the actor once explained. “It was a blessing of hers to have met her. We had nothing left to tell each other. She was my everything,” he said shortly after her funeral.
It took a few years to formalize again with another woman. “S- is important. I practice it from time to time, but love is something else,” he admitted several years after being widowed.
And once love returned. Keely Shaye Smith, a renowned journalist, producer, and television presenter, gave him hope back in 1994 on a beach in Mexico. In 2001, a decade after his first wife’s death, Pierce and Keely were married in Ireland. Together they had Dylan Thomas and Paris. Everything was going well, but twelve years later, the pain would take over the actor again: his adoptive daughter Charlotte also died of ovarian cancer, on July 1, 2013, at the age of 41.