'Glee' holds Cory Monteith memorial for cast, crew

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Associated Press

Posted on July 25, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 25 at 3:05 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast and crew of "Glee" is saying goodbye to star Cory Monteith (mahn-TEETH'), who died earlier this month.

Twentieth Century Fox Television says "Glee" co-star and Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele (LEE'-uh mih-SHEHL') and show creator Ryan Murphy gathered the show's cast and crew for a memorial on Thursday. They shared memories and music in "an emotional celebration" of Monteith's life.

The 31-year-old actor was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 13. An autopsy revealed he died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

Murphy said recently that the show plans a tribute episode honoring Monteith that will address the death of his character, Finn.

"Glee" is set to begin its fifth season on Sept. 26, a week later than originally planned.

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