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Fox‘s entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly today confirmed that the planned Cory Monteith tribute will air in the third episode of Glee this coming season, which is slated to air October 10. “That is the episode where Cory’s character will be written off and will deal directly with drug addiction and with the circumstances surrounding Cory’s death,” he said. That does not mean Cory’s character Finn Hudson necessarily dies of a drug overdose, Reilly cautioned. But series co-creator Ryan Murphy will shoot PSAs with the cast that will air during the episode. They will speak to the incident and drug addiction, Reilly said. Additionally, proceeds from the music in the episode will be used to set up a fund for Monteith, who died July 13 in a Vancouver BC hotel room after an overdose of alcohol and heroin. It will provide scholarships to kids. Monteith had left the show »


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