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'Glee' star Cory Monteith to be remembered at 2013 Emmy Awards

The late Cory Monteith will receive a fitting tribute at this year's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles at the Staples Center on September 22. 

He was found dead in a Canadian hotel room back in July and toxicology reports have since shown that he passed away following an alcohol and heroin overdose. 

The executive producer of the 2013 Emmys, Ken Ehrlich, explained that there will be a slight change to the 'In Memoriam' section of the ceremony this year:

"The 'In Memoriam' is a very emotional and evocative segment for the Emmys, or any annual awards programme. These five individuals brought us such great entertainment and joy, so having their close friends share personal remembrances is something that will be very meaningful for television audiences across the country and across the generations."

"And, our traditional 'In Memoriam' segment will be presented in a unique new format that will give added importance to an already much anticipated segment of the Emmy show."

It is thought that Monteith's co-star Jane Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester on the hit U.S. musical series, will pay tribute to him at the event. 






Watch Monteith's girlfriend, Lea Michele, talk about his death here: