Jeremiah Brent, left, is credited for helping Nate Berkus move on from the loss of partner Fernando Bengoechea, who died in the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka.
The interior designers, who married in 2014, have a daughter, Poppy Brent-Berkus, together.
Monteith had a troubled adolescence involving substance abuse from age 13; he left school at age 16.
After an intervention by family and friends he entered drug rehabilitation at age 19.
The character must deal with his attraction to both head cheerleader Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron) and glee club star singer Rachel Berry (Lea Michele), and his storylines increasingly focus on his relationship with them both.
Monteith felt that Finn had to "grow up a lot" during his time on the show.
"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy, right, and husband David Miller were friends for more than 15 years before tying the knot.
The couple eventually married in a secret ceremony in July 2012 and have two sons together, Logan Phineas and Ford.
Mark Badgley, left, and James Mischka were together for 28 years before tying the knot in March 2013.
The married couple, who are "partners in life and work," together started their own dress label in 1988, Badgley Mischka.
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; May 11, 1982 – July 13, 2013) was a Canadian actor and musician, known for his role as Finn Hudson on the Fox television series Glee.
As an actor based in British Columbia, Monteith had minor roles on television series before being cast on Glee.