Ryan Murphy: Cory Monteith’s Glee Character Will Not Die Of Drug Overdose

Posted on August 15th, 2013 at 10:32 am

cory20Glee creator and show runner Ryan Murphy has disclosed new details on how the show will deal with the death of Cory Monteith and his character Finn Hudson. 

“At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered,” Murphy revealed in an exclusive interview with Deadline in their pre-Emmy series.

“How somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid,” Murphy continued, “but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.’ That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.”

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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 Fox to get their approvals. But I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it’s a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve."

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