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Ryan Murphy Shares First ‘Glee’ Ad for Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

28 Mar

With exactly two weeks to go before Glee‘s Cory Monteith tribute episode, show creator Ryan Murphy has unveiled a special goodbye banner for the late actor.

On Thursday afternoon, Murphy shared the following message with his 565,000 Twitter followers:

Glee First Look pic.twitter.com/ewGCqKMwcU

– Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) September 26, 2013

Monteith, who played the beloved Finn Hudson on the FOX series, died in July from a toxic mixture involving heroin and alcohol.

The 31-year-old actor was remembered during a special tribute on the Primetime Emmys telecast last weekend.

“His death is a reminder of the rapacious and senseless destruction that is brought on by addiction,” co-star Jane Lynch said during the segment. “We remember Cory for all he was and mourn the loss of all he could have been.”

Glee season 5 premieres on FOX tonight with the first of two Beatles-themed episodes. The show’s third episode, titled “The Quarterback,” is scheduled for an Oct. 10 air date.

[Lead photos courtesy of Getty Images]

‘Glee’ Holds Private Memorial For Cory Monteith

29 Sep

Cory Monteith Private Memorial

Cory Monteith‘s Glee co-stars have been individually mourning his untimely death, but Thursday they celebrated his memory together at a private memorial.

“Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith,” FOX said in a statement obtained by CB!. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

Monteith, who played high school quarterback and glee club member Finn, had been dating his on-screen love, Michele, off screen for over a year. He died of an accidental overdose involving heroin and alcohol on July 13.

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