Lea Michele missed Cory Monteith's memorial.

The 'Glee' star is believed to have escaped from Los Angeles, preferring to spend the anniversary of her late boyfriend's death at a spa with friends, than stay in the city for his memorial day.

Lea - who visited the San Ysidro Ranch spa in Montecito, California, with close pals and her new boyfriend Matthew Paetz - was keen to leave the city as it was where she was first informed of Cory's death from an alcohol and drug overdose last July.

A source told E! Online: ''She was in Los Angeles when she got the news that Cory died. So she was not going to stay in LA over his anniversary.''

The insider added that her visit to the spa did the trick as Lea had a ''great time'' relaxing and hanging out with her friends.

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old has taken to twitter to remember her former boyfriend and co-star.

She wrote on the social media site, along with a photo of the Canadian actor on a beach: ''We hold you in our hearts today, and every day we remember your smile. We will love you and miss you always.''

Many of Lea's 'Glee' cast mates also paid tribute to Cory.

Matthew Morrison tweeted: ''I personally believe Cory was reborn into some other beautiful form a year ago today. I celebrate him and his life... Wherever that may be.''

The show's creator Ryan Murphy simply tweeted: ''Miss you.''