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Glee paid very emotional tribute to Cory Monteith last night, airing an episode that laid the character of Finn Hudson to rest.

It featured heartbreaking songs by the Glee cast as a whole and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele in particular, who somehow managed to belt out a version of "Make You Feel My Love."

Throughout the installment and soon afterward, various show stars and other celebrities reacted to the episode on Twitter, telling readers how to contribute to charity and also expressing their love for the late actor.

Here is a rundown of those famous Tweets:

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Over the first two episodes of Glee Season 5, the Fox hit has paid tribute to The Beatles.

But emotion will be turned up to an all-time television high next Thursday night when the series pays tribute to one of its own: Cory Monteith, who passed away from a heroin overdose in July.

The series gave viewers their first look at this farewell to Finn last night, airing a promo for the installment that features Lea Michele singing "Make You Feel My Love," along with numerous scenes of characters breaking down.

We doubt much acting was needed for this one, sadly. Watch now:

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The Glee Season 5 premiere paid tribute to The Beatles, as numerous songs by this iconic band were covered by Kurt, Blaine and company.

It also featured a proposal… two characters coupling up… Santana getting a new job and a lot more. Read our Glee preview review for a full rundown.

But in two weeks, emotions are sure to run especially high as the series honors the late Cory Monteith. This star passed away on July 13 from a heroin overdose.

Creator Ryan Murphy has said his character of Finn will also be killed off, though it's unclear in what manner. It's bound to be a tear-filled, sentimental, unique hour of television and Murphy just released the first promotional photo in anticipation of the installment.

Check it out here:

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Jack Klugman’s son Adam is not pleased at the perceived snub of his father, who died last December, from the main Emmy Awards tributes in 2013.

Adam described the situation as “criminal” to THR.

“My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days," he says of Jack, who was beloved for The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E.

"It’s an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic.”

In addition to the Cory Montieth Emmy tribute, James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Jonathan Winters and Jean Stapleton were also honored.

Nothing for Jack Klugman.

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Glee creator Ryan Murphy has offered up new details on how the series will deal with the loss of Cory Monteith, who died of a drug overdose in July.

Finn will pass away, but despite Murphy's previous statements that Glee will "deal directly" with the issues that led to the actor's death, he will not OD.

“There were a lot of things that we had to decide ... how are we going to deal with his death?” Murphy said, and his answer may surprise Glee fans.

Finn will die, but how? We may never know: "Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died."

"The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we will say very early on, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.'"

"That might be weird for some people, but it felt exploitative to do it any other way."

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The death of Cory Monteith will be addressed in the third episode of the coming season, Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said this afternoon.

Cory Monteith for Glee

"The third episode will write Finn out ... that episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," he said.

He would not confirm rumors that Finn also dies of a drug overdose.

However, creator and executive producer "Ryan [Murphy] will shoot some PSA's with the cast, who will speak directly to the audience," he said.

Additionally, all the proceeds resulting from sales of the Glee music in that episode will go toward forming a foundation in Cory Monteith's memory.

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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.

Cory Monteith on Glee Photo

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?

 

Cory Monteith Biography

Taylor Swift and Cory Monteith Cory Monteith has gotten his big break on Glee. He plays the character of Finn on this fantastic Fox show. The Canadian actor has been... More »
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Cory Monteith
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