Glee Cast, Crew Gathers for Monteith Memorial

Cory Monteith MemorialThe cast and crew of Fox’s Glee came together Thursday to remember their friend and co-worker Cory Monteith.

The “emotional celebration” of Monteith’s life was closed to the public, but 20th Century Fox TV (which produces the series) released a statement thanking fans “for their continued outpouring of love and support.”

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Glee creator Ryan Murphy recently told TVLine that star (and Monteith’s girlfriend) Lea Michele had been instrumental in planning the memorial gathering.

Monteith passed away on July 13 from a toxic mix of alcohol and heroin.

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20th Century Fox TV’s complete statement is below:

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.