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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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76.

942903    

As horrible as it may have been for Corey not having his father around when growing up, he still had a right to say a proper goodbye to his son :(

275 days ago
77.

elm    

It's about time for another edition of "Hollywood Babylon" to be produced. Tinseltown really knows how to do SORDID.

275 days ago
78.

Rich    

I suspect neither parent raised him as their son. He raised himself without any parential guidance. It is sad now that the parents want to claim him after he is dead, could it be his money they want?

275 days ago
79.

Nancy    

I won't comment on Cory's parents one way or the other because I don't know the cir***stances of his family life. None of us knows the real story of this family. The one that was obviously affected the most is now gone. I will say though that just because someone gave birth or someone fathered a child does not always makes them parents. There is alot more to this family than we will ever know and I am sorry that Cory dealt with his pain through self medication.

275 days ago
80.

LiLa    

Before you go off on Cory's mother, consider that she may have been carrying out Cory's wishes. None of us know the family situation and so, we are completely unable to make any judgments about decisions the family makes.

275 days ago
81.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

What a creep the Mom is. No wonder her kid turned into a druggie.

275 days ago
82.

hitman_4hire    

Who gives a crap!!! He was a no good DRUG ADDICT!!!

275 days ago
83.

Frosticles    

Sad

275 days ago
84.

Don    

Even in death, dignity appears to take a back seat.
More typical than we'd like to know in divorce.

That woman have a really angry, vindictive spirit, devoid of heart. A mother wouldn't do that to her son.

Forgiveness to the Mother; mother in the definitive term, not her actions as that's motherless

Condolences to the Dad for that hideous act during your grief

Blessings to the soul of your son

275 days ago
85.

tarasia    

All the Father had to do was get on a plane and fly to the West Coast. It's not like he wasn't in the same Country. And he was notified of the death when it happened

275 days ago
86.

dreamer4u    

Another LOSER bit the dust..Shame someone who had it all at his feet and WHAT?? Throws it away for the love of drugs! Good riddance!

275 days ago
87.

Areukiddingme?    

It is pretty harsh and cruel not to let a father see his dead child for the last time, no matter what the family history or dynamics.

275 days ago
88.

jokerchick    

that's awful of his mother...short of him trying to kill or molest Cory as a child, there is no excuse even if he was a deadbeat

275 days ago
89.

Seriously    

Why is it important to see someone when they died when you didn't bother to when they were alive?????

275 days ago
90.

Cat    

So many of you are judging this mother on the decision that she made, yet not one of you knows the relationship that Cory had with his father, who did not know his son had a drug problem. Unless he has been on an island with no electricity it has been in the news for years to include his drug problems began when he was 13 years old. So really judging the Mom when it seems now the father is looking for sympathy!

275 days ago
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