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'Glee' Creator Ryan Murphy

Decides Fate of Cory Monteith's Character

7/20/2013 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy finally broke his silence on Cory Monteith's tragic death ... addressing both the actor's desire to get clean and what will happen to his character on the show.

Murphy spoke to several media outlets Saturday -- one week after Cory OD'd on heroin.

Ryan said, "It’s always sad and shocking when somebody so young dies, but one of the things that made it even more upsetting is that so many of us who knew and loved him were actively involved in trying to get him better."

He added, Cory was working hard as well, recently telling him, "I want to get better."

But it wasn't easy ... Ryan recalled the last time he saw Cory (in June in Fire Island). He said he felt something was off, "I honestly couldn’t tell what was going on with him. He didn’t seem quite himself, but when I confronted him he claimed he was clean."

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As for the fate of "Glee" -- whose season was delayed two weeks -- Ryan says Cory's passing will be addressed in episode 3 ... which will be a tribute to the actor and deal with the death of his character, Finn.

TMZ broke the story ... it was previously unknown how Finn would be written out of the show. Producers called a meeting earlier in the week to figure it out.

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Jeems    

Have the charachter go to Paris to become a chef. Then bring him back next year with a different actor Soap operah style

357 days ago
2.

pat    

HEY HARVEY,


IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU REMOVE THAT AD FOR THE KARTRASHIAN BABY T-SHIRTS.

357 days ago
3.

Scott    

I think we all know the best way for him to die........exactly the same way he did in real life.

Peace.

357 days ago
4.

mbumble    

They should write him out as an OD. Face the truth.

357 days ago
5.

Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

Dumb druggie, dumb show.

357 days ago
6.

JimmyB    

Oh, man...who cares?

357 days ago
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BIEBER GO HOME!!! ▬(~_-)▬►    

The jerk died of a drug overdose
Why is everybody trying to make
it seems like he's some kind of hero?


You play with fire {Drugs} you get burned.

357 days ago
8.

Jeems    

to be honest, I wish the whole show would OD

357 days ago
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ANNIE24    

In other words, there'll be a huge ratings spike for episode 3 then everyone will go back to not watching the show again.

357 days ago
10.

Lisa    

I thought he only used in Canada and not in LA...............right!

357 days ago
11.

Boogeyman    

have him move to hollywood become an actor an overdose on drugs.

357 days ago
12.

Skar    

Have it where he died in a car crash.

357 days ago
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tarasia    

I hope they have his death as true to what happened because many young people watch this show with their parents and it could lead to good discussion

357 days ago
14.

NJ    

Have him overdose after finding out he had penis cancer.

357 days ago
15.

The Golden Shower Girls    

Here's how he should be written off: Fin and Kurt are caught having sex by Rachel. In a rage, she picks up a dildo and throws it at him, which misses him but hits a shelf above Fin...dislodging a bowling ball. The ball SLOWLY rolls down the shelf (as all 3 are watching) when it drops on Fin's head. Killing him. They then break out into song. THE END.

357 days ago
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