Mixed emotions over ‘Glee’ farewell to late star
Hit US television show “Glee” drew a surge in viewers for an episode paying tribute to late actor Cory Monteith, ratings showed Friday, although the teary farewell got mixed reviews. Some 7.4 million “Glee” fans watched the Thursday night episode of the musical show, dedicated to the 31-year-old who died of an accidental drug overdose in July, according to Nielsen ratings cited by Variety. The Twittersphere inevitably went mad before, during and after the third episode of the series’s fifth season, in which fellow glee club members sob in front of a makeshift shrine in front of his character Finn Hudson’s old locker.
His character, Hudson, was a star high school football player who joined a motley crew of students in the glee club. The actor, who had struggled in the past with substance abuse and checked into a rehab facility in April, was found dead July 13 in his Vancouver hotel room in western Canada.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CitizenSimilar Stories