“Glee” star Cory Monteith died earlier this summer in Vancouver during a short trip to Canada. He had been out with some friends, but during the night he died from a drug overdose. It was an emotional death, because he had been struggling with drug and alcohol issues in real life despite rising to fame on “Glee.” And now the producers have to address his death on the show in a manner that fits the characters and storyline. According to a new Hollywood Life report published on Aug. 16, “Glee” star Monteith's character will not die on the show in a similar manner to the star's real death, even though it had been considered.
Ryan Murphy has revealed that an overdose was a possibility at one point. “There were a lot of things that we had to decide,” Murphy has revealed in dealing with Monteith's death and writing Finn Hudson out of the show. ”How are we going to deal with his death?” But it sounds like his death will not mirror that which happened in Vancouver.
“We were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose,” Murphy has revealed. “That was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that. Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died.” But it sounds like the episode will be addressing Monteith's life and character. “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,” he adds.
It sounds like Monteith's character and life will be celebrated on the shwo and addressed in the best possible manner. Are you watching “Glee” this season?