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Chord Overstreet Will Not Get Killed Off On 'Glee' — Here's Why!

Wed, July 6, 2011 12:57pm EDT by 21 Comments

Don’t fret Chord fans! Sources tell us Ryan Murphy won’t allow death to be a factor in Chord departure from the show.

News that Chord Overstreet won’t be a series regular on Glee next season shocked and disappointed his fans, who started a “Don’t Cut the Chord” petition to keep him on the show. We spoke to Glee sources to confirm that Chord will have an opportunity to return in the future. “Ryan Murphy and fellow showrunners won’t kill off the character of Sam,” assures our source. “Death is not an option at all.” Phew!So how will Sam’s absence be explained in the new season. “Nothing has been determined yet,” explains the insider. “I know Ryan would like to keep the door open for Sam to return and reprise his role, even if it’s just as a guest star in one or two episodes.”

A second source confirmed it’s “not even in the thoughts of the writers to kill off Sam” and adds that they are also focusing on “making room for the new character that will temporarily join the cast after winning ‘The Glee Project.'”

Are you guys happy to hear that Ryan Murphy won’t kill off Chord so that he has the chance to come back? Or would you like to see him go out with a big dramatic ending? Are you still really upset he’s leaving?

Reporting by Russ Weakland