After Cory Monteith died of a drug overdose in July, Glee creator Ryan Murphy said that the series would indeed have a memorial episode for Monteith's character Finn. Now Murphy has a little more to say about what the said episode will entail. He writes on Deadline,
There were a lot of things that we had to decide — how are we going to deal with his death? 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. Basically, what we're doing in the episode is we are not telling you yet, or maybe not at all, how that character died. The idea being, how somebody died is interesting and maybe morbid, but we say very early on in the episode, "This episode is about a celebration of that character's life." That might be weird for some people, but it felt really exploitative to do it any other way.
Murphy also says this will be a "very heartfelt look at how young people grieve." Oy, this is going to be sad.