Cory Monteith’s Father On 'Glee’s' Tribute Episode: ‘I Think It’s The Right Way’

As news made headlines this week that Cory Monteith’s farewell on Glee will pay tribute to the beloved actor in a true-to-life storyline, no one is more pleased with the message than his family.

“I think it’s the right way,” Cory’s father Joe Monteith told Celebuzz.

“I had been unaware of Cory’s heroin use. I didn’t really know he was on any heavy drugs like that.”

Earlier this week FOX chairman Kevin Reilly revealed that the third episode of the hit show to air in September will directly address Finn Hudson's drug abuse and departure.

“I do like they’ll be addressing the drug abuse," added Joe. "It’s important to address this for all the young people out there and for parents to keep an eye out and watch your kids. It’s up to you to go and get aware and learn about it and watch out for it."

Since Cory’s sudden passing nearly three weeks ago, Joe has received 3,000 letters from fans about how much his son meant to them.

“I haven’t gone through all of it, but I’ve cried about it and about how much he’s going to be missed and what an impact he had," said Joe.

“I want to watch the show. By all means, I definitely want to sit down and watch because I know how much his cast loves him.

“I don’t know if it will [bring closure], but maybe a little.”

The episode will also feature drug awareness PSA's with the cast and creator Ryan Murphy that will "speak directly with the audience."

Cory’s father has a few last words he hopes help parents whose children may be struggling with drug addiction.

“Be aware and take care and keep an eye in your children," he said. "Don’t let them out of your sight and get yourself drug wise so you can look out for the points that they show that you should be able to pick up if they’re using any drugs.”

 

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  • Pei Gilbert
    Pei Gilbert

    This is so rich coming from him when he abandoned Cory when he was 7 years old and never even contacted him until Cory became famous for Glee. If he had been in his son's life, Cory may have never had the problems that ultimately resulted in his tragic death.

 
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