cory monteith memorial glee 'Glee' cast, crew celebrated Cory Monteith's life at memorial

On Thursday (July 25), the cast and crew of “Glee” came together to celebrate the life of their departed friend and coworker, Cory Monteith.

The memorial was closed to the public, and besides a statement released by 20th Century Fox Television (which produces “Glee”), no other details will be released. The full statement read:

“Today, Ryan Murphy and Lea Michele gathered the cast, crew and producers of ‘Glee,’ along with colleagues from the network and studio, to share memories and music in an emotional celebration of the life of Cory Monteith. We thank the public for their continued outpouring of love and support as we grieve our friend and colleague during this difficult time.”

Monteith passed away on July 13 from a lethal combination of heroin and alcohol

“Glee” Season 5 has been pushed back one week in light of his tragic death, and will premiere Sept. 26 at 9 p.m. ET on Fox. The network also announced that several charities Monteith was involved in — Chrysalis, the Project Limelight Society, and Virgin Unite — are accepting donations in his name.

Posted by:Sydney Bucksbaum