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The cast of Glee paid final respects today to Cory Monteith.

The actor - who passed away from a drug overdose on July 13 - has been remembered via Instagram and via song by various former costars.

But Fox released a statement today that said cast and crew members came together for a private memorial.

Finn on Glee

“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,” the network said. “We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

Prodution was pushed back a week in light of Monteith's passing and Glee Season 5 will now premiere on September 26.

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Lea Michele is featured on the cover of the latest Marie Claire Mexico.

And while the interview with the actress wouldn't have been headline-worthy a few weeks ago, the actress' words ring especially sad in light of Cory Monteith's drug overdose a few weeks ago.

Lea Michele Marie Claire Cover

"He is the best person I know," Michele told the magazine of Monteith, speaking prior to Cory's passing.

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Jenna Ushkowitz is the latest Glee cast member to address the death of Cory Monteith.

Over the weekend, Chord Overstreet dedicated a song to his late colleague, while Dianna Agron has expressed her remorse over the passing and Ryan Murphy has given us an idea of how his show will handle such a tragedy.

Now, Ushkowitz has published an Instagram photo of the tight-knit group along with a message to Monteith:

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Chord Overstreet let his music do the emotional talking over the weekend.

The Glee star, who is yet to comment publicly on the death of Cory Monteith, played an unknown and unnamed acoustic song at The Roxy in Los Angeles, simply telling fans "This one is for you, Cory."

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Late last week, Ryan Murphy revealed his show's plans to honor Monteith and the character of Finn on Glee Season 5, while Fox pushed the September premiere back a week.

Monteith's body, meanwhile, has been cremated and the official autopsy lists his cause of death as a mixture of heroin and alcohol.

We continue to send our best wishes to Cory's loved ones.

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Speaking out about the death of Cory Monteith, Glee creator Ryan Murphy has revealed how the show will handle the loss of one of its biggest stars.

Murphy told The Hollywood Reporter that he and the rest of the cast are still grieving: "It's always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies."

Cory Monteith at the Emmys

"One of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better."

"When you're faced with something so sad and so shocking, what do you do? Do we cancel the show? Do we start shooting in January? What do we do?"

"The right thing to do for the show, at this point, is to have that character pass," Murphy says of his plans for the premiere, which was pushed back a week.

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Glee has pushed back the premiere of its fifth season, originally set for September 19, following the tragic death of Cory Monteith last weekend.

The hit Fox show will now return one week later, September 26.

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In a statement, Fox said that the network, producers and 20th Century Fox TV decided to delay starting production until August, pushing back the premiere.

Vancouver, B.C., police found Cory Monteith dead in his hotel after he apparently overdosed on heroin and alcohol. The actor was just 31 years old.

It's not yet known how the hit, music-filled show will address the loss of Finn, a central character for its first four seasons, in the upcoming Season 5.

How do you think Glee should handle the tragedy?

 

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Lea Michele tried. She really did.

Aware that Cory Monteith had a history of substance abuse, Michele did all she could to protect her fellow Glee star during the year-plus they dated.

According to a TMZ insider, Cory - described as sweet but naive - was surrounded by a "a zoo of piranhas" in Hollywood, with danger around every corner.

Lea and Cory

But Michele stood by her man and took the lead in convincing him to attend rehab this spring after his addiction cropped back up.

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Like everyone else in the Glee cast, Dianna Agron is in mourning right now.

The actress - who starred for three seasons as Quinn Fabray and whose character dated Cory Monteith's Finn at the outset of the series - has released a statement in light of her former colleague's passing.

Quinn and Finn

"I have never lost a friend. In this difficult time, I am leaning on all of the wonderful memories we shared with Cory, how many ways he was able to make us smile," Agron said. "Glee was a gift to all of us. It gave us a family in this industry."

Dianna is the latest Fox star to voice her grief over Monteith's overdose on heroin and alcohol.

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Cory Monteith was cremated today, three days after his shocking death in a Vancouver hotel room.

But the late actor's father is not exactly letting his son rest in peace.

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Joe Monteith, who is divorced from Cory's mom and did not have a close relationship with the Glee star, tells TMZ he was not invited to the viewing of the cremation - and he's far from happy over it.

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Lea Michele has released her second statement since the death of her boyfriend and Glee costar, Cory Monteith.

After simply asking for some privacy during a "devastating time" the day after news of Monteith's passing broke, the actress has now come out with the following words through her rep:

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"Lea is deeply grateful for all the love and support she's received from family, friends, and fans.

"Since Cory's passing, Lea has been grieving alongside his family and making appropriate arrangements with them. They are supporting each other as they endure this profound loss together. We continue to ask the media to respect the privacy of Lea and Cory's family."

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