Cory's body has been cremated. There was a private viewing for his family and Lea before the cremation, but his father was not invited.
Dianna Agron (Quinn) has made a statement as well. Among the wonderful things she said was "Cory is so deserving of that place in everyone's hearts. He was one of the most generous and kind people that I have ever met. He had a smart, curious mind, he was an enormous talent. He was loving to not only me but my family."
Also, the Glee writers had an emergency meeting today to decide what is going to happen, though the show will definitely continue.
And finally, with regards to the evidence found, what I recall reading right after the fact was that there was no evidence of illicit drug use in the room. Which I'm taking to mean there were no needles, no razors or cocaine residue (they didn't know it was heroin at the time...), no bags of drugs, etc. That doesn't mean that they did not find vomit, signs of use on his body, the room in disarray, etc. They could have suspected drugs (as everyone else did), but couldn't find any actual drugs in the room.
I don't know how they can kill the character of Finn off, and then have the cast go through the motions of mourning Finn while they are still mourning Cory. I know other shows have dealt with this but they did not have the situation where the actors off camera relationship was the same as on camera, meaning Cory and Lea.
But, hey, I'm going on memory and not looking it up so I could remember wrong.
I must have quoted the wrong post.
I was referring to whoever was talking about Rebel Without A Cause actor dying in a car accident.
Also I want to add my 2 cents and say I hope they don't kill him off on the show. Yeah, let him move to LA or go to college or go back in the army or something. I think it would just be too much to kill him off.
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I'm not sure that would work...I personally think that the writers always meant for Finn and Rachel to end up together by the series finale. To not even have him in her life at that point would be very, very odd.
Like I said before, Glee has never shied away from a subject because it was uncomfortable or hard. I'm sure there is a way to give Finn the exit he deserves while maintaining sensitivity and professionalism. He IS Glee...you can't just make him go without letting anyone say goodbye.
I also think it's wrong to not acknowledge his death either. It wouldn't make sense for Finn to just vanish, and I think it'd be a better tribute to have Finn die since he is associated with Monteith. The characters on the show can say good-bye to Finn the way their real-life counterparts have to say good bye to Monteith. It is difficult, but I think in the end, it'd be a nice tribute.
Formally or informally, a lot of the actors and crew have already acknowledged Monteith's passing and expressed their sadness. For me, expressing that same grief through performance should not be that much more difficult for them--and I don't see how that it would be more difficult than acting as if Finn is alive and well but living his life in Africa or wherever.
It comes down to tone. Granted, the show has been accused of crossing the line quite often but I just don't think that this will be the case here.
I think they should have him die in the first episode, maybe in a car accident or something. Then hold a funeral where everyone says goodbye. It would be very fitting. I think the actors would like that opportunity to say goodbye to a character they spent a lot of time with and learned to love just as they did the actor who played him.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
Still no statements or activity on Twitter from many of the main cast members/original Glee clubbers: Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley ... they must be heartbroken.
I was a huge Glee fan for seasons 1, 2 and halfway through 3 before I stopped watching. I agree that Finn's character needs to die in some way - leaving suddenly just doesn't fit with his character.
I think that the show should use this tragedy to educate. I realize it will be painful for the cast. But, with a young audience, it could inform and educate in a way that D.A.R.E. and other drug avoidance programs can't. Maybe his death could help others who are suffering as he did. It could be done with sensitivity as a plot line. Or they could dedicate a show, out of story line, to him and how he died. A sort of memorial, which educates. Not vilifying him, acknowledging addiction as an illness and how to see warning signs in friends, how to help, etc.
I wouldn't be surprised, though, if they delay the season premiere. It would give more time for the cast and crew to mourn, and would also give the writers more time to adapt the scripts. So maybe they'll go back to production in September and premiere in November or something.