Lea Michele shows off her Cory Monteith tribute tattoo in steamy bikini picture

Lea Michele is showing off her tribute tattoo to late boyfriend and former co-star Cory Monteith ahead of the sixth anniversary of his death.

The 32-year-old actress – who's best known for her role as Rachel Berry on Fox's "Glee" – took to Instagram Tuesday to share some steamy pictures in a black bikini.

Her "Finn" tattoo is visible on her upper left thigh, in honor of her late co-star.

Monteith played popular jock Finn Hudson on the series, Michele's on-screen love interest. The couple's chemistry wasn't just good on screen: It carried over into a real life relationship. The two dated for nearly a year and a half up until Monteith's death in 2013.

Michele captioned the series of images with a black heart.

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July 13 will mark six years since Monteith tragically died of a mixed drug toxicity of heroin and alcohol in a Vancouver hotel at the age of 31.

Michele's Instagram followers reacted emotionally to her ink, writing messages of support to the actress while offering condolences to Monteith.

"Oh that Finn tattoo got me right in the feels," one fan commented on Michele's post. Another added: "Omg my heart melted she had Finn on there rest easy."

This isn't Michele's first tattoo dedicated to Monteith. The actress/singer also has a tattoo of the digit '5,' the same number of his character's football jersey on "Glee."

"And one more.. for my Quarterback.. #5," she wrote on Instagram in 2016.

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Michele has acknowledged the anniversary of his death several times. In 2018, she tweeted, "'There are some who bring a light so great to the world, that even after they have gone, the light remains.'"

The Broadway star has since moved on romantically, tying the knot to fashion executive Zandy Reich in April, but continues to be keep Monteith's memory alive.

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