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Cory Monteith

Cremated

Father 'Devastated'

7/17/2013 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith
's body was cremated Tuesday in Vancouver following a private viewing with his family and girlfriend Lea Michele, TMZ has learned -- but Cory's father wasn't invited ... and he's heartbroken.

Cory's dad Joe Monteith -- who is divorced from Cory's mom Ann -- tells TMZ ... he was informed of the cremation after the fact, adding he's "totally devastated" he didn't get a chance to see Cory's body.

We're told Cory's body was released yesterday to his mom, and she decided to hold a viewing at the hospital with Lea and Cory's brother Shaun. Following the viewing, we're told Cory's mom decided to have him cremated.

Cory's dad tells us, "I always loved both my sons and am going to miss Cory very very much. I'm saddened at the fact that I couldn't have been there to see my son before he was cremated."

As for Cory's alleged heroin use ... his dad says he's "shocked."

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1.

Bubbie    

Good to hear they didn't WASTE good ground on him.

372 days ago
2.

barf    

What a bitter ending to a promising life...

372 days ago
3.

jay26mc    

That's awful that his mother would do that without allowing his father to see him first.

372 days ago
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FUT THE SHUCK UP    

That mother better have a damn good reason for not inviting the dad to the viewing before having him cremated.

372 days ago
5.

Sashatree    

So wrong of the mom to do this. She showed no respect, compassion, consideration or humanity towards her ex-husband, and definitely showed a selfish and cruel side of her personality. She's obviously one nasty woman.

372 days ago
6.

Truetalk    

A sad ending for Not being involved in your child's life!! NOTE: to all sperm donors out there, get involved in your child's life!!

372 days ago
7.

MIKE    

COLD Bitch!

372 days ago
8.

WLou    

Ridiculous that this woman would do this. So sad to see how bitter people are after they divorce.

372 days ago
9.

pat    

Prety low on the mom's part to do this. Looks like she's a control freak.


Maybe karma will show up.


Wouldn't it be a nice if he left his fortune to his dad?

372 days ago
10.

Donka Do Ball    

Why would he want to see a bloated blue corpse?
I assure you, it wasn't pretty.

372 days ago
11.

ann    

so tragic to lose a life this way.
my condolences to his family,loved ones and friends.
how very sad,and wrong,that his father was denied the right to say goodbye before he was cremated. to be spiteful that way is unforgivable..

372 days ago
12.

bendover    

RIP

372 days ago
13.

zzyzx    

It's just a body, it means nothing when your gone.

372 days ago
14.

Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

Sounds like she just wanted to get rid of her son as quickly as possible. She probably used a vacuum cleaner to suck the ashes into a bag and throw them out in the next day´s trash.

372 days ago
15.

firebaby    

no one knows what happened between the mother and the father but, i think that as his father he should have had his opportunity to say goodbye to his son...
again, who knows, maybe this guy gave cory his first needle or something, but that sounds very bitter of the mother to not let him see his son's body one final time...
my condolences to them all...

372 days ago
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