Cory Monteith’s Glee Tribute: Director Ryan Murphy Reveals All

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    Cory Monteith’s Glee character Finn Hudson won’t die of a drugs overdose, the show’s creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed.

    Speaking in a interview with industry website Deadline, Murphy said the memorial episode will be a ‘celebration of the character’s life,’ and will focus on how Finn lived, rather than how he died.

    ‘That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way,’ he said.

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    ‘There were a lot of things that we had to decide [for the memorial episode],’ the Glee creator told the publication.

    ‘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.’

    Speaking of coping with the death of the much-loved actor, Murphy added: ‘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.’

    Of the finished memorial Glee show, he added: ‘I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it’s a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve. After that, we’re going to take two weeks or three weeks down to get our heads together because it’s been a really hard thing to write. We loved Cory and we loved Finn and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around.’

    We couldn’t agree more.

    Over the weekend, Lea Michele gave a tearful speech as she stepped on stage at the Teen Choice Awards.

    ‘I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone how much your love and support has helped me over these past few very difficult weeks,’ she told the audience after accepting a best actress gong.

    ‘He [Cory] was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to have witnessed his incredible talent his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart.’

    ‘Whether you knew him as a person or just as Finn Hudson,’ she continued. ‘Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts – and that’s where he’ll stay forever.’

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