Entertainment news reports that “Glee” has postponed its Season 5 premiere and production in the wake of their cast member CORY MONTEITH‘s death.

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In honor of Cory Monteith‘s tragic death last Saturday—due to an “accidental overdose” of alcohol and heroin—the honchos over at “Glee” will be postponing a couple of their scheduled activities for their upcoming 5th season.

This makes perfect sense, considering Monteith‘s character, Finn, is also currently an integral part of the show (despite being fired in 2011) and they will have to consider how they’re going to work his passing into the ongoing storyline.

Fox announced in a statement:

“In light of the tragic passing of beloved GLEE cast member Cory Monteith, the series’ executive producers, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company have jointly decided to delay the start of production of GLEE until early August.”

The network also noted that Monteith “worked closely with several charitable organizations, devoted to helping people effect positive change in their lives” and that Project Limelight Society, Virgin Unite, and Chrysalis will be accepting donations “in honor of [Cory's] passing.”

As for the season premiere, which was set to take place on September 19, has also been pushed back to September 26.

The actor, who rose to fame in the series alongside his co-star and real-life girlfriend Lea Michele, was cremated on Tuesday.

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