Ryan Murphy considered killing off Cory Monteith’s character with drug overdose

cory-monteith-found-dead Ryan Murphy, creator of Glee, had the idea to kill off Cory Monteith‘s character on the show in the same way the actor died – by drugs overdose. However, he finally dismissed the idea and the memorial episode will have a different tone.

Murphy told Deadline.com, “The hard part for all of us is that the past week we’ve been holed up writing the memorial episode. There were a lot of things that we had to decide – how are we going to deal with his death? At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose – that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that.

171817-cory-monteith“Basically, what we’re doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. 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.” Murphy also said that they will shoot the memorial episode this week.

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