August 5, 2013

‘Glee’ is stripped of some of its joy

Fox TV says Cory Monteith's addiction-related death will be addressed in the “Glee” episode bidding farewell to his character, Finn Hudson.

Monteith, who struggled with addiction for most of his adolescent and adult life, was found dead from an overdose on July 13.

Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly declined in the wake of the actor’s death  to specify how the character would exit, saying he couldn't confirm Finn would be felled by drugs.

The 31-year-old Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Canada. Tests showed his death was caused by a mixture of heroin and alcohol.

Reilly said at a news conference that the show's producers are working out the details for the episode. Public service announcements related to Monteith's death are planned.

 Proceeds from music sales for the tribute will go into a fund in Monteith's honor.The episode will be the third aired in the new season of “Glee,” which begins Sept. 26.






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