LOS ANGELES, États-Unis - La production de la populaire télésérie américaine «Glee» sera retardée en raison du décès de l'une de ses vedettes, le Canadien Cory Monteith, a annoncé Fox vendredi.

Dans un communiqué, la chaîne a indiqué que la production commencerait au début du mois d'août et que la nouvelle saison serait diffusée à compter du 26 septembre.

Cory Monteith est décédé d'une surdose d'héroïne et d'alcool. Son corps a été retrouvé samedi dernier dans une chambre d'hôtel de Vancouver. Il avait 31 ans.

Finn Hudson, le personnage incarné par l'acteur canadien dans «Glee», a obtenu son diplôme et quitté l'école secondaire où se déroule l'action, mais demeure un élément important de l'histoire.

Fox n'a pas précisé comment la cinquième saison traiterait la disparition de l'interprète de Finn.

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  • 'Glee' stars Cory Monteith and Lea Michele watch Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the San Jose Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May 1, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

  • 'Glee' actor Cory Monteith poses with Vancouver Canucks mascot, Fin.

  • Actors Lea Michele, left, and Cory Monteith arrive at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

  • Actor Cory Monteith arrives at the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball on June 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Cory Monteith and Leah Michele attend the NHL game between the Vancouver Canucks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 23, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. The Canucks defeated the Kings 1-0.

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