“You are loved”: ‘Glee’ stars pay tribute to Naya Rivera

  • The former co-actors of Naya Rivera in the popular musical TV series paid her a tribute
  • They wrote emotional messages remembering the life of Naya
  • She passed away at the age of 33

The cast of the popular musical TV series “Glee” paid tribute to their former co-actor Naya Rivera.

Image by Chris Colfer via Instagram

Naya, who played the role of Santana Lopez in “Glee”, has perished after she went missing in Lake Piru and was later confirmed gone.

Kevin McHale, who played wheelchair-bound Artie, said he “can not imagine this world without you.”

“7 years ago today, she and I were together in London when we found out about Cory. 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,” he said.

Chris Colfer, who played Kurt, also wrote a touching message for Naya on his Instagram.

He described her as being “truly one of a kind.” Chris added, “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. She inspired and uplifted people without even trying.”

Jane Lynch, who played Coach Sue, also penned a short but heartwarming tribute for Naya on Twitter. She wrote, “Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.”

Image by Jenna Ushkowitz via Instagram

Jenna Ushkowitz, who played Tina Cohen-Chang, also shared her regrets through the years.

She wrote, “I cannot believe I took for granted that you’d always be here. Our friendship went in waves as life happens and we grow, so I will not look back and regret but know I love you and promise to help the legacy of your talent, humor, light and loyalty live on. You are so loved.”