Emmy Awards Will Pay Tribute to Late "Glee" Star Cory Monteith; Jayma Mays Will Depart Series Following New Season

By Michael Gioia
July 30, 2013

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be hosted by Broadway star and Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris Sept. 22, will pay tribute to late "Glee" star Cory Monteith, who died July 13 in Vancouver, according to Deadline.com.



Emmy Awards executive producer Ken Ehrlich said that "something that reflects an homage" to Monteith is in the works, but the extent of the tribute is to be determined.

"If Cory had passed away in March, we'd have had four months to look at this with a little more perspective," he added. "The reason we're getting all of this discussion now is because he passed away two weeks ago. But we are going to deal with it." An homage to Monteith separate from the annual "In Memorium" segment is under consideration.

In other "Glee" news, Jayma Mays, who plays school counselor Emma Pillsbury, confirmed to Access Hollywood that the upcoming season will be her last.

For more on the series, visit Fox.com/Glee.