Cory Monteith Death to Be Addressed in Third Episode of Glee Season 5

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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.

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"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.

Last month, Murphy addressed and mourned Monteith's passing.

"We will begin shooting in late August the two shows we had already written, so that people can physically go back to work," the show creator revealed.

"We will then do an episode that will deal with the death of Finn."

Following a long hiatus after that, "I don't know exactly when we will come back, and we are trying out best with this attempt at damage control."

Monteith died at the age of 31 from mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol, the British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed on July 16.

Glee Season 5 premieres September 26 on Fox.

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