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Production of "Glee" delayed until August in wake of star's fatal overdose

By Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 6:59 PM EDT, Fri July 19, 2013
Cory Monteith was <a href='http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/14/showbiz/glee-star-dead/index.html'>found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room</a> on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol." Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver, British Columbia, hotel room on Saturday, July 13. The actor, who played heartthrob Finn Hudson on "Glee," was 31 years old. His death was ruled an accident, the coroner's office announced Wednesday, October 2. The findings concluded that Monteith "died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use combined with the ingestion of alcohol."
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(CNN) -- The producers of "Glee," and Fox Broadcasting Company, will delay the start of production of the TV series until early August in the aftermath of star Cory Monteith's drug-related death, officials said Friday.

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Officials weren't providing further details.

Monteith, 31, was found dead this month in his Vancouver, Canada, hotel room as a result of a heroin and alcohol overdose, authorities said.

On "Glee," he played Finn Hudson, a star high school quarterback who became a leader of a glee club despite peer pressure.

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