Body of actress recovered from Lake Piru earlier today
Glee co-starJane Lynch, who played coach Sue Sylvester opposite Rivera’s cheerleader Santana Lopez, led the tributes.“Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family,” she wrote on Twitter.Josh Sussman, who portrayed Jacob Ben Israel in Glee, tweeted: “Naya, you will be missed so much.”
Singer Kehlani praised Rivera’s ability as a singer and said: “The reason songbird by Fleetwood Mac is one of my favourite songs ever is because of the glee soundtrack version. she transformed it.“Rest Easy Naya Rivera. God cover and hold her loved ones!”
Comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted: “I had the opportunity to work with the one and only #nayarivera. So much talent. Deeply saddened and touched. Please, let her have peace, Lord.”Singer Bebe Rexha reminisced about recording with Rivera, and tweeted: “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.”Singer and dancer Paula Abdul added: “I didn’t know Naya personally, but I admired her as an artist. I’m so devastated by the news – a true talent lost far too soon. My deepest condolences and prayers go out to her family. Revolving hearts XoP #RipNayaRivera.”
Singer and actress Bryana Salaz referenced the impact of Rivera’s most well known character, Santana, in her tribute.“Naya Rivera. Didn’t realise the impact u had on my life growing up, being the first poc, lgbtq character i saw on screen. I grew up listening to u sing, being inspired by the girl on glee who looks like me & is unapologetically herself. you changed so many lives. Rest easy angel.”
Actress Madison Bailey added: “Rest In Peace Naya. You are an icon to me. Your role as Santana played a special part in my life. Sending her family and friends good energy.” Read more: The Independent »
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