'Glee' holds Cory Monteith memorial for cast, crew
FILE - In this Monday April 12, 2010 file photo, Cory Monteith, a cast member in the television series "Glee," arrives at the "Glee" Spring Premiere Soiree in Los Angeles, Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy says he is planning a tribute episode for the series’ deceased star, Cory Monteith, Saturday, July 20, 2013 (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The cast and crew of "Glee" is saying goodbye to star Cory Monteith (mahn-TEETH'), who died earlier this month.
Twentieth Century Fox Television says "Glee" co-star and Monteith's real-life girlfriend Lea Michele (LEE'-uh mih-SHEHL') 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.