July 14, 2020

'Glee' Cast Members Mourn the Death of Their Friend and Colleague Naya Rivera

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Naya Rivera's co-stars on "Glee" have taken to social media to pay tributes to their friend following the confirmation of the actress's death on Monday.

Five days after she went missing in Lake Piru, Naya Rivera, who is famous for her role as "Santana," in the FOX series, "Glee," was found dead.

Following the news of her death, Rivera's co-stars from "Glee" have taken to social media to share their sadness as they pay tributes to the late actress.

Naya Rivera attends Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Annual Luncheon at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 06, 2019. | Photo: Getty Images


Chris Colfer, who acted as "Kurt Hummel" in the series, took to Instagram, where he shared a black and white photo of himself with Rivera.

Colfer accompanied the picture with a touching tribute to the late actress whom he said had an unmatchable brilliance and humor. Colfer also explained that being friends with Rivera had been an honor while also adding:

"Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be.?Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son."


Kevin McHale, another cast member of "Glee," took to Twitter, where he noted that Rivera had possessed a gigantic presence despite her petite physique.

In a similar tweet, Max Adler shared a middle finger emoji, which was directed to "July 13th", the day Rivera's body was found. July 13th also doubles as the death anniversary of Cory Monteith, another cast member of "Glee."

According to reports, it is believed that Rivera mustered enough energy to help her son back on the boat.


Joshua Sussman, who acted as "Jacob Ben Israel" on the show, expressed his grief by stating how much Rivera would be missed.

Rivera was declared missing on Wednesday, July 8, after her four-year-old son, Josey, was found alone on a boat that the pair had rented to go on Lake Piru for the day.

When asked by authorities, Josey explained that he had gone swimming with his mother. While the young boy made it back on the boat, Rivera never returned.


At the time he was found, Josey was wearing a life vest, but an adult-sized vest was found on the boat, along with Rivera's ID and wallet.

While giving details of their investigation, Sheriff Bill of the Ventura Sheriff's Department reportedly revealed that Rivera and Josey might have been hit by currents while swimming.


According to reports, it is believed that Rivera mustered enough energy to help her son back on the boat, but unfortunately, there was not enough left for her to save herself.

A mother's love for her child will always remain unmatchable, and indeed, Naya Rivera was a great mother, even until the end. Her memory lives on in Hollywood and in the hearts of the many lives she touched.