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Saturday 31 January 2015

Glee stars hold Monteith memorial

The Glee cast and crew held a memorial for Cory Monteith
The Glee cast and crew held a memorial for Cory Monteith

Lea Michele and her Glee co-stars were reunited at a private memorial for the show's star Cory Monteith.

The actress, who was dating Cory in real life, joined show creator Ryan Murphy and the cast and crew at the event on the Paramount studio lot, where Glee's auditorium scenes are filmed.

People reports that guests dined on buffet food and listened to music like Good Vibrations as a tribute to the star, who died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol earlier this month.

Everybody there wore a black ribbon in honour of Cory, who played Finn Hudson.

Fox said in a statement: "Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of Glee, along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith.

"We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time."

Jane Lynch, who plays cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, told TMZ that although it was sad, the memorial was "really beautiful".

The 31-year-old Canadian actor was found dead on July 13 in his Vancouver hotel room. An autopsy later revealed he died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol.

The Fox network and Glee producers have said that the show will return for its fifth season a week later than planned following the death of the show's star. The show's autumn return, scheduled for September 19, has been moved to September 26.

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