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Glee's executive producer is planning a tribute episode to honour star Cory Monteith, who died last weekend.
Ryan Murphy told E! News it would address the death of Finn Hudson, Monteith's character on the hit show.
The tribute will be the third episode of the new series of Glee, which will begin on 26 September in the US.
Murphy said the series would go on a hiatus to reassess its direction.
Production will be delayed on the next series of Glee due to the death of star Cory Monteith, Fox has announced.
Fox said in a statement that the show will go into production in early August and will be aired in the US on 26 September.
Monteith's body was found last weekend in a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. He died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.
It is not yet known how the fifth season of Glee will deal with Monteith's death. His character, Finn Hudson, had graduated from the high school where Glee is set, but remained part of the show.
Glee star Cory Monteith, 31, died as a result of a "sad and tragic" drug and alcohol overdose, authorities confirmed.
British Columbia coroner Barbara McLintock said there was no evidence to suggest the overdose was deliberate.
Glee actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose involving heroin and alcohol, British Columbia coroners confirmed. The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his hotel room on Saturday in Vancouver.
Outside the Vancouver hotel where Cory Monteith's body was discovered, a makeshift memorial has been created as fans left flowers and notes commemorating the actor.
In the UK a Glee convention near Heathrow changed planned activities to allow fans to mourn the actor.
"The news was devastating," said Chloe Harvey, an 18-year-old fan from Portsmouth.
"No one had any idea what to say or do. It just shows how much of a truly amazing guy Cory was that everyone was so shocked and emotional about the news."
"We all woke up to hear the story, and no one really wanted to believe it was true," said Chloe-Louise Bond, a 22-year-old fan from Wakefield.
"Walking into the main room, you could just feel the tragedy in the air, absolute strangers became a family right in that moment. Everyone was crying and hugging and just trying to get over the shock."
Vancouver police have confirmed that a post-mortem examination into the death Cory Monteith is expected later today. The Glee star was found dead in his hotel room yesterday morning.
Tributes have been paid to the actor Cory Monteith, the star of the TV show "Glee", who has died at the age of 31.
His body was discovered in a hotel room in Vancouver. Police have ruled out foul play.
ITV News reporter Piers Hopkirk has more:
A representative for the 'Glee' actress Lea Michele has said that she would like some privacy after the death of her co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith, according to People Magazine.
"We ask that everyone kindly respect Lea's privacy during this devastating time" a representative for the actress told the magazine.
The 31-year-old actor, who also played Lea's on-screen boyfriend Finn Hudson in the hit TV show, was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, Canada.
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Glee actress Lea Michele has made a tearful tribute to her former co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles.