A year after Cory Monteith's tragic passing, we're paying tribute to the star with a look at some of his best moments. While his life may have been brief, Cory had an impressive career that was launched by his star-making role on Glee. He earned a SAG Award and a People's Choice Award and had been engaged in a long-term relationship with costar Lea Michele . Cory also made quite a few friends in Hollywood, including Katy Perry , Taylor Swift , and Selena Gomez . Click through to remember a few of Cory's best moments.
Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  sat together at the Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in June 2013.
In March 2010, Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  presented at the Kids' Choice Awards together.
Cory Monteith , Amber Riley, and Jenna Ushkowitz attended an August 2009 Gleek Tour event in Chicago.
Cory Monteith  signed autographs in Pennsylvania in August 2009.
Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  sat together in the audience at the 2012 Do Something Awards in LA.
In January 2013, Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  walked the black carpet together at the InStyle Golden Globes afterparty.
Cory Monteith  attended a screening of Glee in Santa Monica, CA, in May 2009.
Cory Monteith  chatted with Taylor Swift  at the Grammys in January 2010.
Cory Monteith  posed with a fan at the Glee movie event in LA back in August 2011.
Cory Monteith  and Selena Gomez  chatted at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards in Las Vegas.
Cory Monteith  looked dapper on the red carpet at the 2010 Golden Globes in Beverly Hills.
Cory Monteith  performed with his Glee costars at a concert event in LA back in May 2011.
In May 2010, Lea Michele  and Cory Monteith  attended Elton John's AIDS Foundation Oscar party in West Hollywood.
Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  celebrated while watching a hockey game between his beloved Vancouver Canucks and the LA Kings in March 2013.
Cory Monteith  performed with Lea Michele  at an NYC concert event in May 2010.
Cory Monteith  met up with Ryan Murphy and Matthew Morrison  at the Glee Spring soiree in LA in April 2010.
Lea Michele  and Cory Monteith  met up backstage at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in LA.
Katy Perry  smiled with Cory Monteith  backstage at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards following a performance together.
Lea Michele  and Cory Monteith  got close at the 2012 Chrysalis Butterfly Ball.
Lea Michele  and Cory Monteith  hugged on the gray carpet at an event in LA in June 2013.
In August 2011, Cory Monteith  walked down the blue carpet at the Teen Choice Awards.
Cory Monteith  posed with his costar Chris Colfer at the GQ Men of the Year party in LA back in November 2010.
Lea Michele  and Cory Monteith  shared a moment at a September 2010 Glee bash in Hollywood.
Cory Monteith  mingled with fans at the 2013 Kids' Choice Awards.
Cory Monteith  posed with his award at the 2010 SAG Awards.
Cory Monteith  and Lea Michele  posed for pictures at the 2010 Kids' Choice Awards.
Cory Monteith  held on to his People's Choice Award after the 2011 show.
In July 2009, Cory Monteith  posed for a portrait session in Hollywood.