After Naya Rivera’s dying was once showed on July 13, ‘Glee’ creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan mourned the lack of one in every of their largest and brightest stars.
Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan are in reality heartbroken via the tragic lack of Naya Rivera. After officers showed that Naya had gave up the ghost, following an twist of fate at Lake Piru on July 8, Ryan, Brad and Ian launched a remark to HollywoodLife whilst mourning the lack of their fallen celebrity.
“We are heartbroken over the loss of our friend Naya Rivera,” Ryan and his co-creators started of their tribute to Naya. “Naya wasn’t a series regular when we cast her on Glee. She didn’t have more than a few lines in the pilot. But it didn’t take more than an episode or two for us to realize that we had lucked into finding one of the most talented, special stars we would ever have the pleasure of working with. Naya could act, she could dance, and she could sing (could she ever sing!) She could nail a joke as well as she could crush you with an emotional scene. She could move between being scary tough and deeply vulnerable with ease. She was a joy to write for, a joy to direct and a joy to be around.”
They endured, “Naya is responsible for numerous iconic Glee musical performances- The Adele Mash Up, Valerie, Songbird- but her greatest Glee legacy is probably the humor and humanity that she brought to Santana’s relationship with her best friend and eventual girlfriend/wife Brittany (played by Heather Morris). It was one of the first times an openly lesbian, high school relationship was seen on network television and Naya understood what “Brittana” intended to the various younger ladies who have been seeing themselves represented on tv for the primary time. Naya at all times made certain that Santana’s love for Brittany was once expressed with dignity, energy and with natural intentions. Naya was once at all times moved via the women who reached out to her to inform her how a lot Santana and Brittany’s love affected them. Naya’s legal responsibility to them- and to all of her fans- was once obtrusive. She had the uncommon mixture of humility and never-ending self belief in her skill.”
“Naya was a real pro. Always on time, always knew her lines (which wasn’t easy considering the giant mouthfuls of dialogue we often gave her), always kept everyone laughing on the set. She was warm and caring and fiercely protective of the rest of the cast. She was tough and demanding. She was fun. She was kind. She was generous. There were ups and downs during the wonderful and stressful years we spent making Glee. We disagreed, we fought, we made up, then we fought some more, than we made up again. The kinds of things that happen in a family. Naya was more than just an actor on our show- she was our friend,” Ryan and his co-creator added, sooner than concluding via pronouncing, “Our hearts go out to her family, especially her mom, Yolanda, who was a big part of the Glee family and her son Josey. The three of us are currently in the process of creating a college fund for the beautiful son Naya loved most of all.”
Naya starred on Glee for all six seasons, from 2009 to 2015. She performed Santana Lopez, a fierce and aggressive cheerleader who went head-to-head with real-life frenemy Lea Michele‘s character, Rachel Berry, for the biggest solos. Eventually, Santana would go on to marry her best friend, Brittany S. Pierce (Heather Morris) during the show’s ultimate season. Naya additionally carried out along her co-stars within the 2010 Glee reside excursion.
Heather was once in truth the primary Glee solid member to talk out after Naya’s disappearance. The actress rented a pontoon boat at Lake Piru, simply northwest of Los Angeles, on July 8. Three hours later, every other boater discovered her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, sitting within the boat via himself, consistent with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. A determined seek ensued for Naya after Josey instructed government that his mom went swimming and not got here again. Her dying was once unfortunately showed on July 13.
Before Naya’s dying was once showed, Heather begged her followers for prayers on Instagram, requesting the protected go back of her pricey pal. “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us,” Heather wrote within the early hours of July 9. “We need your love and light.”