Here's How The Cast Of "Glee" Has Honored Naya Rivera On Social Media


Yesterday, Naya Rivera’s body was recovered after a days-long search around Lake Piru in Ventura County, CA. She had initially gone missing while boating on the lake with her 4-year-old son, Josey, on July 8.

Investigators believe that Naya and her son may have been caught in a strong current while swimming in the lake, and said in a news conference that “she mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.” She was 33 years old.

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Since the news of her death became official, Naya’s Glee castmates have been sharing tributes on social media. Here’s how they’ve honored her:

Chris Colfer wrote on Instagram that Naya “inspired and uplifted people without even trying”:

Amber Riley wrote that she “[doesn’t] have words right now, only feelings”:

Matthew Morrison called her “a powerful force”:

Darren Criss wrote in a Twitter thread that “Naya made me laugh like no one else on that set”:

Jane Lynch sent love to Naya’s family:

Kevin McHale wrote that he “can not imagine this world without [Naya],” and says he believes Cory Monteith — who passed away in 2013 — helped searchers find her:

Jenna Ushkowitz reflected on “the light and joy [Naya] exuded when [she] walked into a room”:

Heather Morris shared that she was “taking a moment to honor [her] grief”:

Harry Shum Jr. called Naya “a beast on the show,” and wrote that she “deserved more”:

Alex Newell shared memories of Naya performing with “power, brilliance, and honesty”:

Lauren Potter shared a picture of herself, Heather Morris, and Naya, along with the caption “Cheerios forever”:

Samantha Ware wrote on Twitter that Naya was a “force”:

Becca Tobin wrote that “the legacy [Naya] left behind for me is her kindness”:

Nene Leakes promised to “hold the memories close to my heart and remember the good times, the laughs and the way we would cut up on set”:

Gwyneth Paltrow shared a video of her and Naya singing “Landslide” on the show:

And finally, Dianna Agron wrote that “with Naya, everything was possible”:

For more information on Naya Rivera’s death, click here.



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