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'Glee' Ending After Six Seasons

It’s official. Glee will end it’s run after next season. Showrunner Ryan Murphy broke the news last night during a PaleyFest event, saying:

"The final year of the show, which will be next year, was designed around Rachel and Cory/Finn’s story. I always knew that, I always knew how it would end. I knew what the last shot was, he was in it. I knew what the last line was, she said it to him. So when a tragedy like that happens you sort of have to pause and figure out what you want to do, so we’re figuring that out now.”

Murphy added, “I’m going to tell the studio and the network [in a week] how after Cory’s unfortunate passing we can end the show that I think is very satisfactory. And kind of in his honor, which I love.”

Glee returns from hiatus November 7th. Are you sad to see the show ending or do you think it’s run its course?

Lea Michele steps out in style to grab lunch at Culina Modern Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. Glee co-stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison (not pictured) also joined Lea inside the Four Seasons Hotel after attending a Q&A panel on Tuesday, October 8.

Earlier that day, Lea was seen leaving a recording studio. Tune in to FOX this Thursday as Glee pays tribute to the late Cory Monteith.

WATCH NOW: Glee says goodbye to Finn Hudson in this promo trailer for next week’s episode paying tribute to the late Cory Monteith.

Lea Michele takes the stage to accept the “Choice TV Actress Comedy” for Glee during the 2013 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on Sunday, August 11.

This marks Lea’s first public appearance since the sudden death of boyfriend Cory Monteith last month. The actress dedicated her award to Cory in a heartbreaking speech saying:

“Thank you guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much your love and support has meant to me over these very past few difficult weeks. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world and I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re going to get through this together. He was very special to me and also to the world. We were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that’s where he will stay forever. So thank you guys so much. Thank you.”

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Lea Michele Speaks Out for the First Time on Cory Monteith

Lea Michele has broken her silence following the tragic loss of boyfriend Cory Monteith. The Glee darling took to Twitter on Monday morning (July 29) to thank her fans for supporting her during this difficult time. 

Accompanying the tweet was a personal photo of longtime couple on one of their many vacations together. The message comes more than two weeks after the Glee actor was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver from a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol. 

Lea and showrunner Ryan Murphy led a memorial service for the late actor at the Paramount lot in Los Angeles last week for castmates and crew members. The Fox show is expected to begin filming Season 5 in early August with a special tribute taking place in the third episode. 

We continue to send our thoughts to Lea and Cory’s family. 

Cory Monteith’s Autopsy Results Revealed

Cory Monteith’s cause of death has been identified as an accidental drug and alcohol overdose, British Columbia Coroners Service confirmed in a statement on Tuesday, July 16. The Glee actor “died of a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol,” the press release reveals, citing an autopsy and toxicological testing.

“There is no evidence to suggest Mr. Monteith’s death was anything other than a most-tragic accident,” the report continues. “Mr. Monteith’s family has been made aware of the circumstances surrounding the death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

Cory was reportedly visiting his mom for the week before he was found dead just past noon inside his room at the Fairmount Pacific Rim Hotel in Vancouver on Saturday.

Us Weekly reported earlier that the actor was set to move in with longtime girlfriend Lea Michele after he came back from his trip. We continue to send out our condolences to his family and Lea during this tragic time.

'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Dies at 31


Cory Monteith was found dead on Saturday (July 13) at Vancouver’s Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel. The Glee actor’s body was discovered by hotel staff when he missed his noon checkout time that day, Vancouver police said in a news conference.

Police said Cory was with other people Friday night. An examination of hotel video footage showed him returning to his room on the 21st floor alone early Saturday morning. Police believe he was alone when he died. No cause of death was given and no foul play is suspected, police said. Police are questioning the people he was with Friday night. It was unclear if he was with his longtime girlfriend and co-star Lea Michele. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Cory voluntarily checked himself into rehab for substance abuse back in March. He previously checked into rehab when he was 19. His rep released a statement saying: “We are so saddened to confirm that the reports on the death of Cory Monteith are accurate. We are in shock and mourning this tragic loss.”

Glee executive producers, producers 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Co. said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic news. Cory was an exceptional talent and an even more exceptional person. He was a true joy to work with and we will all miss him tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones.”

THR was the first to report the sad news. Cory played Finn Hudson on the FOX series since it debuted in 2009. He also has a role in the upcoming indie All the Wrong Reasons. It’s unclear how Monteith’s sudden passing will impact production on Glee's fifth season which premieres on September 19.

Read the full statement from the Vancouver Police below:

"Shortly after noon Saturday, the Vancouver Police received a call from the BC Ambulance Service regarding a sudden death in a room on the 21st floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel at 1038 Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.

Police attended within minutes of the call and paramedics advised the man in the room was clearly deceased. Coroner’s staff did attend the scene.

The deceased has been identified as 31-year-old actor Cory Monteith, who achieved great fame on the popular TV series Glee.

Before I give further information, on behalf of the Vancouver Police, I want to pass on our condolences to the family, friends, castmates and millions of fans of Mr. Monteith. As was the case in countless homes, I watched Glee regularly with my daughters, and I know there will be shock and sadness in many households with the news of his tragic death.

Mr. Monteith checked into the hotel in July 6th and was due to check out of the room today. There were others with Mr. Monteith in his room earlier last night, but video and fob key entries show him returning to his room by himself in the early morning hours and we believe he was alone when he died.

When he missed his checkout time, staff went to the room at noon and found his body.

We know there will be considerable interest in this case, and we have detectives assigned to the case who attended with our Forensic Identification Unit to examine the scene, to ensure to the extent possible that there are no unanswered questions.

Hotel video has been secured as well as room access records. Our investigators have spoken with hotel staff, who are providing the utmost in cooperation.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. The Coroner will be determining the next steps with respect to establishing cause of death, but all indications are that there was no foul play.”

Our thoughts and prayers got out Cory’s family and friends during this difficult time.

Story Developing… 

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith arrive at studio lot in Los Angeles on Friday, June 28. The couple reunited with their Glee castmates to work on a photoshoot for the show’s fifth season.

The September 19 season premiere will be missing a few original castmembers. TVLine reports that Heather Morris (Brittany), Mark Salling (Puck), Amber Riley (Mercedes) and Harry Shum, Jr. (Mike) will not be returning as series regulars. The FOX series vets will likely appear in a handful of episodes a-la Dianna Agron’s Quinn last season.

Are you surprised to see these fan favorites go?

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith seen out and about on Tuesday (June 18) in New York’s Soho neighborhood before hopping into a cab. The Glee couple touched down at JFK airport the day before.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith make their way through LAX to catch a flight out of town on Monday afternoon, June 17.

Lea Michele holds on tight to boyfriend Cory Montieth while heading to lunch at the Griddle Cafe in West Hollywood on Tuesday, May 21.

Cory Monteith is all smiles as he stops by an office building in Los Angeles on Friday, May 17.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith enjoy lunch on the beach while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The pair kept cool underneath a tiki hut as they took in the ocean views on Tuesday, May 7.

Cory and Lea arrived in town earlier this week after spending some in Vancouver with friends and family.

SPOTTED: Cory Monteith and Lea Michele making their way through the airport to catch a flight out of Vancouver on Saturday, May 4.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith cheer on the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday (May 1) at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver. The pair received a warm welcome over the PA during the game against the San Jose Sharks.

Despite the home team’s loss of 3-1, the couple seemed to be in greats spirits as they continue to spend time together following Cory’s month long rehab treatment.

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