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Emmys to honor Gandolfini, Monteith, 3 others

Posted: September 16, 2013 1:23 p.m.
Updated: September 16, 2013 1:23 p.m.

In this Nov. 26, 2012, file photo, actor James Gandolfini attends a special screening of "Killing Them Softly" hosted by The Cinema Society, Men's Health and DeLeon at the SVA Theater in New York. Emmy organizers say the awards ceremony will include five special memorial tributes, including Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Emmy Awards will feature five special memorial tributes, including one to "Glee" star Cory Monteith, organizers said.

Monteith died in July at age 31 of a heroin and alcohol overdose. He will be remembered by the show's Jane Lynch.

In addition, Edie Falco will honor James Gandolfini, her co-star on "The Sopranos." Gandolfini died of a heart attack in June at age 51.

Other tributes during the Sunday event will see Rob Reiner honoring "All in the Family Star" Jean Stapleton; Robin Williams remembering his friend and mentor Jonathan Winters; and Michael J. Fox honoring "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg.

The ceremony on CBS also will include the traditional "in memoriam" segment recognizing other industry members who have died.

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