Lea Michele on Cory Monteith, Paul Walker's Death Most Retweeted Tweets of 2013

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Cory Monteith and Lea Michele

Statements about two of Hollywood's most shocking deaths top Twitter's list of shared posts.

Twitter has begun releasing figures about some of its biggest moments of 2013, and tweets about two Hollywood tragedies were the most retweeted posts of the year.

Cory Monteith's sudden death this past July shocked Hollywood, but while many stars quickly mourned the Glee star on social media, Monteith's girlfriend Lea Michele took more than two weeks to make her first public statement about the tragedy, and when she broke her silence, she did so with a tweet that Twitter says is the most retweeted post of 2013. It was retweeted more than 408,000 times from 133 countries.

The second-most-retweeted post of the year followed another Hollywood tragedy, the death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker four months later.

The specific tweet was the one sent out by Walker's team through his Twitter account, which was retweeted 400,367 times.

The third-most-retweeted post is also Hollywood-related but far less serious in nature: One Direction member Niall Horan's 20th birthday celebration.