Glee Will 'Deal Directly With Drug Addiction' In Cory Monteith Tribute Episode

Cory Monteith Glee Tribute Drug Addiction 1

Aug. 1 2013, Published 8:58 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Yet more details have been revealed regarding Glee's Cory Monteith tribute episode.

As previously reported, Glee creator, Ryan Murphy announced they will be dedicating the October 10th episode of the upcoming season to Monteith, 32, who was discovered dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 13th—an autopsy revealed he had died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

Source: Getty

"October 10 is the episode where Cory’s character Finn will be written off and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death," Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly told reporters Wednesday.

Article continues below advertisement

OK! News: Hate Group Threatens To Picket Cory Monteith’s Funeral

When asked if Finn will die from an overdose, Reilly said, "No. I can't confirm that at all. We're going to speak to that issue with the Public Service Announcements."

Source: Splash
Lea Michele

The cast has filmed a number of PSAs, which will air throughout the episode, where they will address the issue of drug addiction.

OK! News: Cory Monteith Found Dead in Canada

Meanwhile, Cory's heartbroken girlfriend, Lea Michele, returned to work on Thursday.

"First day of glee today..And at my first wardrobe fitting for Rachel Berry for Season Five! I've missed her so much (heart)," the actress tweeted.

Source: Getty

Will you be watching the Cory Monteith Glee tribute? Sound off in comments below and tweet us @OKMagazine


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.