Glee executives have decided to postpone the premiere of the TV show’s fifth season due to Cory Monteith’s sudden death.
Cory Monteith’s sudden demise has pushed back the premiere of his TV show Glee.
The actor’s body was found in a Vancouver, Canada hotel room last Saturday and it has been confirmed a fatal mix of heroin and alcohol led to his death.
Cory has starred as character Finn Hudson on hit musical dramedy Glee since its 2009 debut.
His Glee castmates, including on-and-off-screen girlfriend Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Jane Lynch, Amber Riley and others, have been publicly mourning Cory since the sad news broke.
Apparently cast and crew are far too shaken to begin filming the new season on time and the show has been postponed.
“In light of the tragic passing of beloved GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of GLEE until early August,” executives released in a statement. “Season Five of GLEE will now premiere on Thursday, Sept. 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. No further details are available at this time.”
Cory died at the age of 31.
Lea, 26, had been dating Cory for more than a year before his shocking death.
It is rumoured the pair were madly in love and that they were moving in together very soon. Apparently Cory even discussed proposing to Lea shortly before he passed.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Saturday, 20. July 2013