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'Glee' Will Address Addiction in Cory Monteith's Final Episode

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Cory Monteith at the "Glee the 3D Concert Movie" World Premiere on August 06, 2011 in Westwood. (DFree / Shutterstock.com)
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Since Cory Monteith's death of a heroin overdose earlier this month, one pressing question has been how "Glee" will handle the exit of his character, Finn, from the show. Writers for the show held an emergency meeting recently, and now, they've opened up a bit about where they'll take Finn's farewell episode.

At the Television Critics Association Press Tour yesterday, Fox's Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said that the writers will deal with addiction in the episode.

"The third episode will write Finn out of the show. That episode will deal directly with the incidents involved with Cory's passing and the drug abuse in particular," he said, according to ET Online. "[Writer] Ryan [Murphy] will shoot some PSA's with the cast, who will speak directly to the audience."

CNN added that Finn's death will not be the cause of his death, but that it's not clear what will be since the script isn't finished yet.

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Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel room on July 13. Since his passing, his co-stars have spoken openly about how much he will be missed and what a wonderful person he was.

Jane Lynch told Jay Leno that Monteith was "one of the biggest hearts, a real bright light." And Darren Criss recently told Conan O'Brien that Monteith "was a really funny guy. He had a great sense of humor; he loved life."

The next season of "Glee" is scheduled to premiere on September 26. It was originally scheduled to premiere on September 19.