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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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16.

Lisa    

That's not nice of the mom. How can his father not get a chance to say good-bye?

373 days ago
17.

Whateven    

Does that mean people can stop obsessin about his death and move on now?

373 days ago
18.

taxi21    

Based on an interview Cory gave a couple years back, he only reconnected with his father around 2011, but hadn't seen or spoken to him before since he was 12. Who knows what level of relationship they were at since that interview. It is quite likely that he had none. I'm sorry for his father to have lost his son, but he was not involved in his child's life while he was growing up - it makes sense that he would not be included in this decision

373 days ago
19.

VictoriaGirl    

Why are you all condemning his mother? For all you know Cory could have hated his father and wanted nothing to do with him. We dont know. If that was the case then she did the right thing for her son.

373 days ago
20.

hawkette10    

It's nobody's business.Qiut inserting yourselves into other people's lives.RIP

373 days ago
21.

jen    

hey TMZ...can you get the FACTS on the relationships with his parents before posting this.....is this women spiteful and just horrible or was this guy out of corys life? was his wishes to be cremated? viewing in the hospital.? where the morgue? this story is really half arsed.

373 days ago
22.

Joe    

His father was never part of his life and he only reconnected with him when he became famous... Cory talked about it in his interview with strombo. And wow some of you are really mean spirited :(

373 days ago
23.

Italia    

Dang! That was cold as ice! I know parents and married couples go through a lot of stuff, but his son is dead and for her to continue to hold that grudge isn't good for anybody. She might even be what drove Cory to do the things that killed him. What a btch.

373 days ago
24.

abby    

Pretty crappy of Cory's mother not to include Cory's father in the viewing.

373 days ago
25.

LI_Mom    

Whatever problems Cory & his father had in the past, the father still had a right to say goodbye to his son. The mother is very selfish & cruel to deny him that right.

373 days ago
26.

Italia    

As cold as the btch is, she might even be lying about Cory being cremated. Somebody needs to keep an eye on that btch and make sure she doesn't "rob her son's grave" so to speak by going to his house and his bank account and taking things that may not be meant for her.

373 days ago
27.

Abbott    

What a heartless bitch his mom was..

373 days ago
28.

Jay W.     

Ann is a b.tch! She should have at least gave Joe a heads up and a chance to say farewell to his son.

372 days ago
29.

Barbara    

I had extreme dislike of my children's father, and years of not a penny of support. But I never would have denied him the right to say goodbye to our children.

372 days ago
30.

KnuckleDragger    

If you stay in touch with your children...things like this won't catch you unawares. You can be as "devastated" as you want...but it's not really about you! You're alive...your son is dead. Suck it up!

372 days ago
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