By Amanda Taylor
Updated July 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Reps of actress Lea Michele have released a statement regarding the sudden, tragic death of the actress’s boyfriend Cory Monteith:

“Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she’s received from family, friends, and fans. Since Cory’s passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory’s family.”

Monteith and Michele met on the set of Glee in 2008 After their characters dated for several seasons, they began their own off-screen romance, and Michele maintained her support for Monteith when he checked into rehab for substance abuse this past spring.