Naya Rivera Says Mood on 'Glee' is "Terrible"

Before the tribute episode was filmed, Deadline reported that Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy had considered addressing Monteith's real-life drug battle.

"At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose -- that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we're not going to have him pass from that," Murphy said.

Glee's fifth season is scheduled to premiere on September 26 on FOX.