Glee Won’t Explain Cory Monteith Character’s Death, Won’t Be Drug-Related

Glee‘s creators have already resolved to write star Cory Monteith’s death into the show, but Ryan Murphy said that it won’t be drug related. In fact, we might never find out exactly how it happens.

In an interview with Deadline, Murphy confirmed once again that Hudson will die in show’s continuity, but fans will probably be left in the dark as to what happened.

“We are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died,” Murphy said.

Instead, the episode will be focused on celebrating Hudson’s, and Monteith’s, life.

“The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, ‘This episode is about a celebration of that character’s life.’ That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.”

Though Murphy said that they had considered killing Finn Hudson off in earlier seasons with a drug overdose, he said that they’ll avoid drug associations for the third episode in the upcoming season.

“At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose — that was something we had considered,” Murphy said. “But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that.”

Still, the cast of Glee did shoot anti-drug PSAs which will air during the Monteith tribute episode. They just won’t have much to do with what actually happens on the show. Murphy is relying on the audience to make the connection. All he wants to do is pay tribute to Monteith.

“I think it turned out to be a lovely tribute, and it’s a very heartfelt look at how young people grieve,” Murphy said. “We loved Cory and we loved Finn, and it feels like a huge loss and a huge heartache not to have either of them around.”

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