In the wake of the one year anniversary of the death of Glee star, Cory Monteith from a heroin overdose, the late actor’s mother, Ann McGregor, sat down with ABC News in Vancouver to talk about her son’s struggles with addiction and the legacy he has left behind.
“In the last few days, I’m beginning to accept it–the loss is horrendous,” MacGregor said about how she’s feeling about his passing one year later. “Until three days ago, I couldn’t look at a picture of Cory, so there’s been progress.”
McGregor last saw her son two days before his death, and revealed that he was getting ready to sign a lease on an apartment in Vancouver. “I think he was easing himself out of it,” she said when asked if Cory was ready to leave Hollywood.
On whether she keeps in touch with Cory’s girlfriend at the time, Glee co-star, Lea Michele, McGregor said, “She texts me and emails me. She’s hurting too; you see the sadness, I know her pain.”
Cory’s trouble with drugs began at a very young age.
“[When] Cory was 15, he did a code blue, and I think that was the turning point,” she explained. “He had a lot of emotional things he was trying to figure out — lot of it was he really wanted a relationship with his father. I think when a child gets invalidated, they keep reaching even harder. They want to find out why.”
In the report, McGregor shares rare photos of Cory from his childhood. Watch the interview, which ran on GMA this morning.