Losing a child is no easy thing. As a matter of fact, it could be an earth-shattering experience for a parent. For Cory Monteith’s mother, Ann McGregor, the loss was horrendous.
When Cory Monteith unexpectedly died at the age of 31, he did not prepare a will. Eighteen months after his untimely passing and his family is already sorting out details of his $810,000 estate. Where will it go?
After Joe Monteith (Cory’s father) admitted to abandoning his son and even failing to make any payments for child support, it looks like Cory’s mother, Ann McGregor, is set to inherit all the money left behind by the late actor.
Based on court documents obtained by TMZ, Monteith says that he lost communication with his son for a long time, from nine years old until the actor’s twenties. Aside from failing to communicate with his son, the former Canadian military man admitted that he did not pay child support to help his ex-wife. This led McGregor to raise Cory and his older brother on her own while they lived in British Columbia.
With this confession, the money Cory left behind will be going to his mother, after settling outstanding debts that totaled to $95,000.
On an emotional interview with “Good Morning America” in 2014, McGregor shared how she believes it was the absence of his father that led to Cory’s acting out at such a young age. For her, Cory really wanted to have a relationship with his dad. Joe was not invited to his son’s funeral.
McGregor also shares that her son’s loss is a horrendous event that she finds difficulty in accepting. She does find comfort from her son’s on-and-off screen love, Lea Michele. According to McGregor, she sees Michele’s sadness and knows her pain.
Cory played the role of Finn Hudson on the popular Fox series “Glee.” While staying at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver, Cory was found dead after a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol. He was found dead on July 13, 2013.
On the first anniversary of Cory’s death, Michele remembered him by posting some of their sweet photos together. Currently, Michele is dating Matthew Paetz, an aspiring model and actor.
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