'Glee' star Cory Monteith died in July at the age of 31, due to a drug overdose. The final coroner's report has been released, revealing that the star, who had checked into rehab in the spring to deal with his issues, was shooting heroin and drinking champagne in a Canadian hotel room on the night of his death. It turned out to be a fatal cocktail.
The 2013 Emmys, which air tonight (Sunday, Sept. 22) on CBS, will pay tribute to the stars we've lost in 2013 so far, among them actor James Gandolfini and 'Glee' star Cory Monteith. Monteith died of a lethal drug cocktail in July while battling addiction issues. The production is being criticized for including the actor, who was only 31 at the time of death, in a tribute reserved for veterans.
Though Dianna Agron wasn't invited to Cory Monteith's tribute episode, she still holds her onetime 'Glee' costar close to her heart. The starlet, who likely won't be returning to the show at all, appeared on 'Katie' to promote her new movie, 'The Family' and wax poetic about her fallen friend.
Lea Michele was understandably devastated by the death of 'Glee' costar and boyfriend Cory Monteith. Out of both respect for her and the late actor, all decisions about a tribute episode for Monteith were approved by Michele.
Within the tribute episode, Michele and her character, Rachel Berry, paid their own tribute to Monteith -- by wearing a 'Finn' necklace. Quick, grab your Kleenex!
'Glee' won the 2013 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show Comedy, with their star Lea Michele nabbing a surfboard of her own for Choice TV Star Comedy. The cast took their opportunity in the spotlight to dedicate their awards to the late Cory Monteith, as well as to their supporters following his death.