Lea Michele paid tribute to Cory Monteith on the fifth anniversary of his death.

The 'Glee' star remembered her ex-boyfriend - who passed away in July 2013 following a drug overdose - in a sweet message on Twitter.

Posting a picture of a sunset, she wrote a quote alongside it, which read: ''There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.''

Meanwhile, Lea previously admitted that she finds talking about Cory a ''sensitive subject''.

She said: ''I wasn't originally thinking of including that on the album. It's sort of a sensitive subject for me that's hard to talk about, and I didn't want anything on the record that I couldn't talk about. But it just felt so beautiful. It wasn't about loss, it wasn't about sadness. It was really about joy and love.

''I love it so much, and I really feel it represents who I am and everything that I've been through in my life. I don't talk much more beyond that. When you come to my concert, that's really when I open up and dive into what these songs personally mean to me.

''At the end of the day, the song is pretty specific, and people are gonna make of it what they want, but I wanted to make a song about loss that wasn't necessarily sad. I wanted to show this beautiful moment and there's a little bit more of a deeper story that goes with it that I talk about in my concert.''