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Cory Monteith's death delays 'Glee' season 5 premiere

Date July 19, 2013

By Tin Kenneally

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The premiere date of the upcoming season of Fox's "Glee" has been delayed following the death of series star Cory Monteith, Fox said Friday.

The fifth season of "Glee" will now premiere September 26 at 9 p.m., a week after its original premiere date of September 19.

The production of "Glee" has also been pushed back to early August.

Monteith, who played jock-turned-glee club geek Finn Hudson on the series, died July 13 at age 31. His body was found by staff at the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel after he missed his checkout time.

The actor, who had struggled with substance abuse and had entered rehab earlier this year, died of heroin and alcohol, the Vancouver Coroners Service said earlier this week.

Fox also said that the charitable organizations Project Limelight Society, Virgin Unite and Chrysalis are accepting donations in Monteith's name.

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