Friends and colleagues remember Naya Rivera

Rivera, 33, is thought to have drowned whilst swimming in a lake in Southern California with her 4-year-aged son, officials said Monday.

What the responses from people who understood her make crystal clear is that Rivera left an plain mark on the industry to which she devoted her lifetime, and was an artist who introduced numerous a terrific deal of glee.

“Relaxation sweet, Naya. What a force you ended up. Like and peace to your household.” — by way of Twitter

Chris Colfer

“How can you convey all your enjoy and regard for somebody in one write-up? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with text on your own? If you ended up good friends with Naya Rivera, you simply just won’t be able to. Her brilliance and humor ended up unmatched. Her splendor and talent ended up otherworldly. She spoke fact to power with poise and fearlessness. She could turn a lousy working day into a terrific working day with a solitary remark. She influenced and uplifted folks devoid of even striving. Getting shut to her was both equally a badge of honor and a accommodate of armor. Naya was actually one of a form, and she generally will be.” — by way of Instagram

Kristin Chenoweth

“Thank you for what you gave the earth. I enjoy you.” — by way of Twitter

Kevin McHale

“If you ended up fortunate enough to have known her, you can know that her most purely natural talent of all was being a mom. The way that she loved her boy, it was actually Naya at her most peaceful. I’m thankful that Naya acquired that attractive little boy acquired back again on that boat. I’m thankful she turned like household. I’m thankful that my dad transpired to have fulfilled her years just before I did and when I acquired Glee, he explained to me to “search out for a female named Naya since she appeared pleasant.” Nicely dad, she was pleasant and she turned one of my favourite folks at any time. My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not visualize this earth devoid of you.” — by way of Twitter

Darren Criss

“She was bold. She was outrageous. She was a Good deal of enjoyment.

Naya manufactured me chortle like no one else on that set. I generally said it whilst we ended up functioning collectively and I’ve maintained it at any time considering that. Her playful, wicked perception of humor never ceased to deliver a smile to my facial area. She performed by her own principles and was in a class of her own. She experienced a brashness about her that I could not enable but be enchanted by. I also generally loved her voice, and savored each and every opportunity I acquired to hear her sing. I believe she experienced much more talent than we would have at any time been equipped to see. I was continuously moved by the degree to which she took care of her household, and how she appeared out for her good friends. She confirmed up for me on a lot of situations where by she didn’t have to, and I was generally so grateful for her friendship then, as I certainly am now. And even as I sit listed here, struggling to comprehend, gutted beyond description- the incredibly thought of her cracks me up and still delivers a smile to my facial area. That was Naya’s gift.

And it’s a gift that will never go absent.

Relaxation in peace you wild, hilarious, attractive angel.” — by way of Twitter

Dean Geyer

“Naya was an very talented performer that i acquired the satisfaction of functioning with. The only issue that rivaled her performing capabilities, was her extraordinary voice. I am very saddened to hear the news about somebody who experienced these a positive effect on so numerous peoples lives.” — by way of Twitter

Michael Hitchcock, writer/producer “Glee”

“Naya introduced so a lot pleasure to our lives. She experienced the sharpest wit, the slyest smile, a compassion for folks from all walks of lifetime, and a talent that understood no bounds. My deepest condolences to her household, good friends, co-staff, and enthusiasts around the earth. We enjoy you so a lot, Naya.” — by way of Twitter

Jenna Ushkowitz

“There are no text and yet so numerous items I want to say, I don’t think I will at any time be equipped to articulate specifically what I sense but… Naya, you ended up a force and every person who acquired to be around you understood it and felt the gentle and pleasure you exuded when you walked into a space. You shined on stage and screen and radiated with enjoy powering closed doors. I was lucky enough to share so numerous laughs, martinis and tricks with you. I can not think I took for granted that you’d generally be listed here. Our friendship went in waves as lifetime comes about and we increase, so I will not search back again and regret but know I enjoy you and assure to enable the legacy of your talent, humor, gentle and loyalty reside on. You are so loved. You deserved the earth and we will make certain Josey and your household sense that everyday. I overlook you currently.” — by way of Instagram

Viola Davis

“Prayers for Naya Rivera’s household. Person….can we have a “Do More than ” of 2020. The loss is as well a lot.” — by way of Twitter

Aisha Hinds

“Nearer and nearer to numb….battling to sense HOPE everyday. This year has been deeply disruptive and devastating. This news is crushing. My entire being cries out in prayer for her 4 year aged boy or girl…Have mercy” — by way of Twitter

Ricky Martin

“Wonderful memories boricua. RIP.” — by way of Twitter

Lili Reinhart

“It feels bizarre to cry and mourn the loss of somebody you never understood. But I grew up viewing Glee- and Naya Rivera was these a attractive talent. My heart breaks for her son.

Maintain on limited to your folks right now, if you happen to be lucky enough to be in close proximity to them.” — by way of Twitter

Demi Lovato

“RIP Naya Rivera. I will eternally cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee. The character you performed was groundbreaking for tons of closeted (at the time) queer ladies like me, and your ambition and accomplishments ended up inspiring to Latina females all about the earth.” — by way of Twitter

Patricia Arquette

“#NayaRivera This is so horribly sad. She was these a talent . My heart is damaged for her son and her mother.” — by way of Twitter

CNN’s Stella Chan and Amir Vera contributed to this tale.