Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute Episode Is ‘Beautiful’

Glee star Jane Lynch took to Twitter to reveal that the memorial episode planned for deceased star Cory Monteith is the 'most beautiful thing'

Glee star Jane Lynch took to Twitter to reveal that the memorial episode planned for deceased star Cory Monteith is the ‘most beautiful thing.’

The actress, who plays scene-stealer Sue Sylvester on the show, posted Wednesday: ‘Just read Cory Monteith memorial episode. Most beautiful thing. Thank you, @MrRPMurphy @BFalchuk Ian Brennan.’

The memorial episode for both Cory Monteith – who died last month from an overdose at the age of 31 – and his alter-ego, Finn Hudson, will be the third episode of show’s upcoming fifth series.

According to show creator Ryan Murphy, who spoke to Deadline: ‘There were a lot of things that we had to decide [for the memorial episode]. At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose – that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that.’

Fans of the talented Monteith have rallied together through this difficult time, and the cast and crew have also turned to one another for support.

‘The cast and crew have had solace in being together. There’s been tears on set. It’s been hard for a lot of people. But the really difficult thing is coming. We start shooting the memorial episode this week. We’re just now finishing it, and at the end of the week we’ll send it to [the studio 20th Century Fox Television] to get their approvals,’ Murphy told Deadline.

Lynch has also opened up about filming the tribute episode, telling E! News that: ‘It’s gonna be terrible. It has to be done but it’s gonna be awful.’

The actress also revealed to US Weekly that it’s been hard to go back to work without Monteith there.

‘Everybody had a relationship with him and we all express our grief in different ways so I’ll only speak for myself. I love him and I honour [him], and every day I go to work, I walk by his trailer and I go, “He should be in there.”‘

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