Cory Monteith’s Final Meeting with Ryan Murphy Reenacted In ‘Autopsy’ Sneak Peek
Cory Monteith at the 12th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles, California on June 8, 2013
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Cory Monteith’s Final Meeting with Ryan Murphy Reenacted In ‘Autopsy’ Sneak Peek


It’s been three years since Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room at the age of 31, leaving many fans heartbroken and confused.

The young actor had been dealing with a substance abuse problem but after going to rehab, fans believed he would be okay. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

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In a new TV special, Autopsy: The Last Hours of Cory Monteith, fans will get a closer look at the months leading up to his tragic death, including a reenactment of the Canadian’s last meeting with Glee creator Ryan Murphy.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith arrive at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 27, 2013
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According to Us Weekly, the new episode of the REELZ series, which will air on Saturday, December 3, will show the timeline of events that led to his passing, as well as look at the medical evidence behind his cause of death, which was said to be a mix of heroin and alcohol.

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Prior to the actor’s death, Ryan sat down with him to discuss his concerns about his drinking and suspicions of drug use.

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And in this eery clip, we see two actors reenact the tense conversation between the Glee star and creator. The scene is also accompanied by commentary from media journalist James Desborough.

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“Cory was late several times to work, and people began sensing from his breath that there were problems, and there were issues,” James says.

“We understand from sources that at times he would neck bottles of whiskey in just under an hour and would then continue drinking until he passes out.”

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A narrator then continues telling the story, explaining how Ryan ultimately decided to pull Cory off the show, despite there being two episodes left to film in the show’s fourth season.

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Soon after that meeting, the 31-year-old entered rehab for substance addiction in April 2013 with the support of his family and fellow co-stars, including his then-girlfriend Lea Michele.

He then completed his treatment at the end of the month and moved back to L.A. where the series was being filmed.

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Although Cory’s character Finn did not appear in the end of the fourth season, he was expected to return for the fifth, however, he died before production on Season 5 began and the series instead did a tribute episode to remember their “quarterback.”

Lea even got keep Finn’s jersey.

The late star continues to be missed by his castmates, family, and fans and it’s clear he’ll never be forgotten.

Autopsy: The Last Hours of Cory Monteith airs Saturday, December 3, at 8 p.m. ET on REELZ