October 11th, 2013
08:22 AM ET

'Glee' Says Goodbye To Cory Monteith

On Thursday night, "Glee" bid farewell to a beloved actor and character, HLN's AJ Hammer reports.

The series ran its tribute episode titled "The Quarterback" in honor of actor Cory Monteith, who played Finn Hudson on the hit Fox show. Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room in July.His death was ruled accidental due to "mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol" according to the British Columbia Coroners Service.

The memorial episode had been eagerly awaited by fans desiring to see how the storyline would be crafted to deal with the loss of one of the show's central characters. Thursday night's show picked up three weeks after the funeral of Finn with no information as to how the character died.

Viewers watched as the entire McKinley High School grappled with his loss - including the character of Finn's love, Rachel Berry, played by Monteith's real-life girlfriend, Lea Michele. "He was my person," Michele's character, Rachel, cried during the show.

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  1. JudithSusan12

    Very moving episode...parents and guidance counselors should keep this episode on hand to help grieving teenagers in the future. It explored all different reactions to Finn's death simply and honestly. The actors who held back their emotions were especially good–the eyes showed us everything we needed to know.

    October 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  2. alexandrala

    Reblogged this on the barre life and commented:
    there was a lot of running mascara watching this last night ...

    October 11, 2013 at 9:06 am | Reply

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