Glee plans tribute for Monteith

Glee's executive producer is planning a tribute episode to honour star Cory Monteith. The actor, who played Finn Hudson in the hit show, died as a result of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

Latest ITV News reports

Glee plans tribute episode to honour Cory Monteith

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.

Cory Monteith pictured in January this year.
Cory Monteith died as a result of an overdose of heroin and alcohol. Credit: Chase Rollins/AFF/EMPICS Entertainment

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.

Read: Glee plans tribute for Monteith

Advertisement

Glee delays production due to Cory Monteith's death

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.

Cory Monteith's body was found last weekend in a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Cory Monteith's body was found last weekend in a hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

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.

Read: Glee actor died of an overdose

Cory Monteith death a 'sad and tragic accident'

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.

There is absolutely nothing at this point, there is no evidence to suggest, that is anything other than the most sad and tragic accident.

Watch: Glee actor Cory Monteith died of an overdose

Fans 'devastated' after Glee star Cory Monteith's death

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."

Richard Monteith, cousin of Canadian actor Cory Monteith, pauses at a small memorial outside the hotel in Vancouver.
Richard Monteith, cousin of Canadian actor Cory Monteith, pauses at a small memorial outside the hotel in Vancouver. Credit: Reuters

Read more: Glee actor Monteith found dead

"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."

Advertisement

'Glee' star Michele wants privacy after boyfriend's death

Actors Lea Michele and Cory Monteith filming the TV series "Glee" at the Bow Bridge in Central Park, New York
Actors Lea Michele and Cory Monteith filming the TV series "Glee" at the Bow Bridge in Central Park, New York Credit: Charles Guerin/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

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.

Glee 'deeply saddened' over death of Cory Monteith

E2f1ae3df278210e9329b68d3ba85d27_normal

He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.

E2f1ae3df278210e9329b68d3ba85d27_normal

We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person.

Read: 'Glee' actor found dead

Load more updates