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Glee's Lea Michele sheds tears in Cory Monteith tribute episode trailer

Glee stars can be seen getting emotional in a new promo clip for the show's upcoming Cory Monteith memorial episode.

The 31-year-old actor, who played the role of Finn Hudson, died in July after suffering from a deadly mix of heroin and alcohol.

The US TV series will deal with Hudson and Monteith's death in an upcoming tribute episode, which will air in the States on October 10.

A new promo clip of the show has been made public and it sees the likes of Lea Michele - who Monteith dated at the time of his death - shedding tears.

Glee creator Ryan Murphy meanwhile told E! that a number of actors and actresses that wasn't originally scripted for the episode wanted to take part. He said:

"What I loved about it is, you know when you write something like that, there's no right way to do it, so we wrote it and we put people who were under contract to the show in it and a lot of the actors contacted me and said, 'I just love him so much, can I please be a part of it?' So we put those people in. Iqbal [Theba], for example, who plays the principal and is now the janitor, was not written into that episode, but personally called up Brad and I and said, 'For him, I want to be in it'."






Watch the trailer below: