Glee star Naya Rivera’s untimely death has shaken the industry to the core. As we speak her friends and contemporaries from the business are sharing their grief and offering condolences to her family. Below is what everyone including Lili Reinhart and Chris Colfer has to say.
For the unaware, Naya Rivera at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California. She went with her 4-year-old son Josey and was found missing when he was spotted on the boat alone. After a 5 days search and rescue operation, her body was found and announced dead.
Her friends from the industry have been expressing their grief and shock on social media. Naya Rivera’s Glee co-star Lea Michele shared a series of photos remembering her late friend. Another Glee co-star Chris Colfer wrote a heartfelt note.
An excerpt from his post read, “How can you convey all your love and respect for someone in one post? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with words alone? If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can’t.”
Alex Newell wrote, “My heart is sent to them… Josey you are truly loved by every single person who loves your mommy! I love you Naya!”
Lili Reinhart also reacted to the sad news and wrote, “It feels strange to cry and mourn the loss of someone you never knew. But I grew up watching Glee- and Naya Rivera was such a beautiful talent. My heart breaks for her son. HoldHold on tight to your people right now, if you’re lucky enough to be near them.”
Others to react were Josh Gad, Becky G., Bebe Rexha and others. Scroll below to see all the reactions compiled:
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 13, 2020
Now more than ever we must lift her family and friends up especially Josey! My heart is sent to them… Josey you are truly loved by every single person who loves your mommy! I love you Naya!
— Alex Newell (@thealexnewell) July 13, 2020
It feels strange to cry and mourn the loss of someone you never knew. But I grew up watching Glee- and Naya Rivera was such a beautiful talent. My heart breaks for her son.
Hold on tight to your people right now, if you’re lucky enough to be near them 💔
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 13, 2020
Beautiful Naya Rivera, Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be missed & never forgotten. ❤️
— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) July 13, 2020
This is an absolute nightmare. I had the pleasure of having dinner with her once after a recording session we did together and she was an absolute sweetheart. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I hope I’m lucky enough to meet you up in heaven. Rest In Peace Naya Rivera
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) July 13, 2020
Naya Rivera was truly a light and showed us all how to be unapologetically ourselves. We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and fans in this difficult time. Rest in peace, #NayaRivera pic.twitter.com/jmkJRFXMKs
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) July 13, 2020