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Lea Michele, Demi Lovato, Khloé Kardashian & More Pay Tribute To The Late Naya Rivera

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

08:59 14 Jul 2020


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Celebs pay tribute to Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera's body has been recovered from Lake Piru in California after an apparent drowning accident.

Her friends in the celebrity world have been sharing touching tributes to her online.

 

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Naya ranted a pontoon boat for herself and her son last Wednesday.

Three hours later, her son was found unharmed, asleep in the boat by himself.

A search immediately began, and her body was recovered from the lake yesterday.

 

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A powerful image of Naya's Glee co-stars gathered by the shore was taken shortly before it was confirmed that her body had been found.

Journalist David Quinn pointed out that their reunion took place on the seven year anniversary of their co-star Cory Monteith’s death.

Some of Naya's Glee co-stars and celebrity friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to her.

Here's all the amazing things they had to say about her:

Chris Colfer

Chris, who played Kurt in Glee, shared a throwback picture of himself and Naya.

He captioned the picture, '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?'

 

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Chris continued, 'If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can’t. Her brilliance and humor were unmatched.'

'Her beauty and talent were otherworldly. She spoke truth to power with poise and fearlessness.'

'She could turn a bad day into a great day with a single remark.'

 

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'She inspired and uplifted people without even trying,' the actor wrote.

'Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be.'

'Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son,' Chris finished.

 

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Khloé Kardashian

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late actress.

She wrote, 'Such a devastating and tragic passing. I am so sorry/heartbroken for Nayas friends and family.'

'I will continue to pray for healing and strength during this horrific time. 2020 has been too heavy'

Lea Michele

Lea, who played Rachel in Glee, kept it nice and simple with her tribute.

She shared three photos; one of Cory Monteith holding a bouquet of roses, another of Naya looking camera-ready and one of her Glee co-stars overlooking a beach.

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Amber Riley

Amber, who played Mercedes in Glee, wrote on Instagram that Naya was her, 'favorite duet partner.'

She continued, 'I love you. I miss you. I don’t have words right now, just lots of feelings.'

'Rest In Peace Angel, and know that your family will never have to worry about anything.'

 

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Darren Criss

Criss, who played Blaine in Glee, paid tribute to Naya on Instagram.

He captioned a picture of her, 'She was bold. She was outrageous. She was a LOT of fun.⁣'

'Naya made me laugh like no one else on that set.'

 

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Criss continued, 'I always said it while we were working together and I’ve maintained it ever since.'

'Her playful, wicked sense of humor never ceased to bring a smile to my face.⁣'

'She played by her own rules and was in a class of her own.'

 

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'She had a brashness about her that I couldn’t help but be enchanted by,' he added.

'I also always loved her voice, and savored every chance I got to hear her sing.'

'I think she had more talent than we would have ever been able to see.⁣'

 

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'I was constantly moved by the degree to which she took care of her family, and how she looked out for her friends.'

'...And even as I sit here, struggling to comprehend, gutted beyond description- the very thought of her cracks me up and still brings a smile to my face.'

'That was Naya’s gift. And it's a gift that will never go away.'

 

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Kevin McHale

Kevin, who played Artie in Glee, shared a throwback picture of him and Naya on Instagram.

He captioned it, 'My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you.'

'7 years ago today, she and I were together in London when we found out about Cory.'

 

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He continued, 'We were so far away, but I was so thankful that we had each other.'

'A week ago today we were talking about running away to Hawaii. This doesn’t make sense. And I know it probably never will.'

'She was so independent and strong and the idea of her not being here is something I cannot comprehend.'

 

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'I love you, Bee'

Kevin gushed over his co-star and reminisced on their many heartwarming memories.

He began to finish up, 'I just hope more than anything that her family is given the space and time to come to terms with this.'

'For having such tiny body, Naya had such a gigantic presence, a void that will now be felt by all of us - those of us who knew her personally and the millions of you who loved her through your TVs. I love you, Bee.'

 

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Demi Lovato

The artist also took to social media to pay tribute to Naya.

Demi wrote on Instagram, 'RIP Naya Rivera. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee.'

'The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted queer girls (like me at the time) and open queer girls, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world. My heart goes out to your loved ones at this time..'

 

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Naya's family and friends right now.


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