Glee creator Ryan Murphy nearly ended the show after the death of Cory Monteith

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The musical comedy-drama nearly came to an end after the news of Cory's death

Glee creator Ryan Murphy and Cory Monteith

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Glee creator Ryan Murphy has admitted that he was prepared to end the popular musical comedy-drama after the news broke out of Cory Monteith's death.

He admitted that if Cory's co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele had felt that she could not continue with the show, then he would have pulled the plug and ended Glee once and for all.

When asked by E! Online whether he had considered finishing the show, he said, "Yes. If Lea had said to me, 'I could never do this again and I don't want to do this again', you know, she is sort of the show, so what do you do?

"And I would've, out of respect to her as a person, said 'OK', but that's not how Lea operates; that's not how she feels. She's handled this with so much humanity and grace and she's also handled this in a way where she's trying to look out for 500 other people affected by him and who have mortgages to pay and families to feed.

"That was never on the table for her and I said, 'OK'. Nothing has been done and will be done in terms of any of the material without Lea blessing it and making sure it's OK with her - and she has been."

Cory was found dead in his hotel room in Vancouver, Canada, ten days ago from a mixed drug toxicity at the young age of 31.

Ryan Murphy revealed recently that Glee will return for a fifth series and will start with a two-part Beatles tribute, followed by a tribute to Cory Monteith. After that, the show will take a long hiatus.

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