There wasn't a ''dry eye in the house'' at Cory Monteith's memorial in Los Angeles on Thursday (25.07.13).

The 'Glee' cast and crew, including Cory's 26-year-old girlfriend Lea Michele, paid tribute to the actor, who died of a heroin and alcohol overdose earlier this month, at a private service at Paramount studios where 'Glee' is filmed and everyone was overcome with emotion.

A source told E! News: ''It was incredibly emotional and moving.

''Don't think there was a dry eye. It was a really fitting tribute to an amazing guy. But it is all just so sad.''

A statement from Fox on Thursday, said: ''Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of 'Glee', along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.''

Cory, 31, struggled with substance abuse for years, first entering rehab at 19 before a stint following a relapse earlier this year.