Glee’s Cory Monteith Tribute Episode To Air Tonight On FOX

Cory Monteith passed away suddenly from a drug and alcohol overdose nearly three months ago and now his Glee family is paying its final respects to the beloved actor on tonight’s show.

“The Quarterback,” is a tribute to Monteith’s memory, featuring six heartfelt tracks.

According to E!, the episode begins a couple weeks after the death of Finn Hudson. It’s unclear how he died and does not include his funeral.

In an interview with TV Week Australia, former girlfriend Lea Michele addressed her emotional journey.

“I feel like, for me personally, I’ve lost two people: Cory and Finn,” she explained. “Everyone is asking, ‘Is it hard to do this? Is it hard to be back at work?’ But the truth is, it’s no harder at work than it is in life — so we might as well all be together as a family supporting each other to get through this together.”

A preview released last week features a tearful Michele and a makeshift memorial constructed by the McKinley High students.

Glee is no stranger to facing hard-hitting issues, but the death of both Cory and his character Finn Hudson certainly hits close to home.

FOX is encouraging fans to share their memories of Monteith on Twitter tonight with the hashtag #RememberingCory.

Watch Glee’s tribute to Cory Monteith tonight (Thursday) at 9pm on FOX.

Listen to Lea Michele’s rendition of “Make You Feel My Love” and Naya Rivera’s performance of “If I Die Young” below:

Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles

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