"Glee" Holds Cory Monteith Memorial for Cast, Crew

Lea Michele, Ryan Murphy and company shared memories and music in "an emotional celebration" of actor's life

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    The cast and crew of "Glee" is saying goodbye to star Cory Monteith, who died earlier this month.

    Twentieth Century Fox Television says "Glee" co-star and Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele and show creator Ryan Murphy gathered the show's cast and crew for a memorial on Thursday. They shared memories and music in "an emotional celebration" of Monteith's life.

    The 31-year-old actor was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 13. An autopsy revealed he died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

    Murphy said recently that the show plans a tribute episode honoring Monteith that will address the death of his character, Finn.

    "Glee" is set to begin its fifth season on Sept. 26, a week later than originally planned.