"I'll never be able to articulate the importance of seeing Naya, a Black Puerto Rican, portraying a queer Afro-Latina on primetime TV."

By Christopher Luu
Jul 13, 2020 @ 5:48 pm
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Costars, fans, and friends are writing their condolences and tributes to Naya Rivera after the actress was found dead, five days after she went missing. On Monday afternoon, police held a news conference at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California, confirming Rivera's body had been found in the lake.

Several of her Glee co-stars posted tributes on Twitter, including Jane Lynch, Dianna Agron, Matthew Morrison, Kevin McHale, and more. The touching posts included several stories about how talented and kind Rivera was and how her loss will be felt forever.

"I cannot make sense of this tremendous loss. I will hold onto her and these memories for the rest of time, alongside our Glee family," Agron wrote in her post. "I’m thankful for all the ways in which she made me a better person. She taught me how to advocate for myself and to speak up for the things and people that were important to me, always. I’m thankful for the times I grew an ab muscle from laughing so hard at something she said. I’m thankful she became like family," McHale wrote in his.

Below, see all of the Glee cast tributes plus more from other celebrities and friends.

Rivera, 33, was reported missing last Wednesday after she went on a boat ride with her four-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, who she shares with ex Ryan Dorsey.

At the time, it was reported she had rented a boat on Lake Piru and another boater found her son alone on the boat wearing his life jacket. As the ongoing search for her went on, authorities said last Thursday that she was presumed dead and the search became a "recovery mission."