Michele, who is still grieving, put on a brave face at the Teen Choice Awards while accepting the top honors for Choice TV Comedy Actress.
“I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory,” she said. “For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love, we’re going to get through this together.
“He was very special to me and also to the world,” Michele added. “And we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts. And that’s where he’ll stay forever.”
Watch the emotional moment below: