Glee Cast Says Goodbye to Cory Monteith in Private Memorial

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Following a series of Tweets, songs, Instagram photos and more in his honor, Glee cast members said goodbye to Cory Monteith today in a private ceremony.

Return of Finn

Details are scarce, but Fox has released the following statement:

"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.”

Due to the 31's tragic passing on July 13, production on series was delayed and the Glee Season 5 premiere was pushed back a week. It will now air on Thursday, September 26.

Murphy, meanwhile, has said the show will kill Finn off and the third episode of the season will be a tribute to both the actor and the character.

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Glee Quotes

We met right here. I took this man's hand and we ran down that hallway. Those of you who know me know I'm not in the habit of taking the hands of people I've never met before, but I think that my soul knew something that my body and my mind didn't know yet. It knew that our hands were meant to hold each other, fearlessly and forever. Which is why it's never really felt like I've been getting to know you. It's always felt like I was remembering you from something. As if in every lifetime that you and I have ever lived we've chosen to come back and find each other and fall in love all over again, over and over, for all eternity. And I just feel so lucky that I found you so soon in this lifetime because all I want to do, all I've ever wanted to do, is spend my life loving you. So, Kurt Hummel, my amazing friend, my one true love, will you marry me?

Blaine

He was my person.

Rachel