Cory Monteith 1982-2013

The Glee Cast: Life after Loss

How Lea Michele, Jane Lynch and the rest of McKinley High are continuing to heal as the series pays tribute to the late star on Thursday


Less than two weeks after Cory Monteith died on July 13 from a lethal mixture of heroin and alcohol – and months before the show returned to TV Sept. 26 – the cast of Fox's hit musical series came together to honor their peer in a very special place: the Paramount studio lot, where Glee's auditorium scenes are filmed. Soon after, the cast accepted a Teen Choice Award, which they dedicated to their fans because "we know that Cory would have wanted us to," said costar Jenna Ushkowitz. Monteith's character, Finn Hudson, will be written out of the show in this season's third episode, a tribute to the late actor airing Oct. 10.