Lea Michele releases a statement after Cory Monteith death, says she's devastated

Lea Michele's representatives have made a statement on her behalf following the devastating death of her fiance and Glee co-star Cory Monteith.

The statement simply said: "We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time."

Sources have revealed that behind the scenes, Lea is utterly heartbroken.

One source told HollywoodLife.com: "She is absolutely hysterical and completely inconsolable. She is devastated beyond belief."

Lea Michele had in the past openly spoken about her love for Cory, and the pair were reportedly set to marry in …Cory and Lea, who had dated for two years, were rumoured to be getting married in just two weeks' time.

She recently spoke about her love for him, saying she felt lucky to have found him.

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Lea explained: "I don't even remember a time when he wasn't my boyfriend. No one knows me better than Cory. No one knows what it's been like to go through this more than he does. Feeling like you have that net underneath you allows you to jump higher and go farther. He makes me feel like I can do anything.

Lea Michele's friends were seen arriving at her LA home with overnight bags after the news of Cory Monteith's death …She continued: "For the first time in my life, I feel really, really settled and happy. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world."

Lea was just as dedicated in a later interview, saying: "Cory and I say we’re like a two-for-one deal. I wouldn’t be here without him."

Cory, 31, was found dead in a Vancouver hotel yesterday. No cause of death has been confirmed yet, but an autopsy will be carried out today with the results expected early next week.

This is one of the last photos of Lea Michele and Cory Monteith together. Copyright [Splash]The actor had openly spoken about his battle with substance abuse in the past, explaining that as a teenager he took 'everything and anything' and was lucky to be alive.

He then checked into rehab in April for 'substance addiction,' but seemed to have got things back on track.

Adam Shankman, a director on Glee, told CNN: "I had several interactions with him yesterday where he said that he was doing amazing. He even said 'I am feeling fantastic. I'm like everybody else, really devastated and confused by what happened."