Glee Cast & Crew Gather For 'Emotional Celebration' To Remember Cory Monteith

The cast and crew of “Glee” gathered on Thursday to celebrate the life of their late co-star and friend, Cory Monteith.

“Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of ‘Glee,’ along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith,” Twentieth Century Fox Television said in a statement on Thursday afternoon. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, the actor, who played Finn Hudson on “Glee,” died in Vancouver on July 13. His death was ruled to be the result of a fatal combination “mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” according to autopsy and toxicological analysis conducted by the coroner.

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The Season 5 premiere of “Glee” was pushed from September 19 to September 26.

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