14 July 2020 20:31
Glee star Dianna Agron honored 'mesmerizing' Naya Rivera in a touching tribute to the late actress (Picture: Rex) Dianna Agron shared a heartbreaking post in tribute to her late Glee co-star Naya Rivera as she praised her 'magnetic talent'. The actress, who played Santana Lopez in the show, went missing during a boat trip on Lake Piru in California, with her son last Wednesday. As many of Naya's friends and family took to social media to try and vocalize their grief, her onscreen BFF Dianna posted a touching message on Instagram. She wrote: 'Naya and I fell into stride with such ease, she was my first friend and ally on our show. She continued: 'I've been revisiting Naya's performances on our show and it has brought me great joy.
The actress – who played Quinn Fabray – continued: 'I loved her sense of curiosity and wanderlust. Dianna spoke about her adventures with her late co-star (Picture: FOX Image Collection/Getty Images) 'As I write this, I'm grinning with swelling memories of a spontenaous 36 hour excursion – one might even say diversion – to Paris. 'On this particular jaunt, within ten minutes of checking into our hotel, we found ourselves strolling the halls of L'École des Beaux-Arts, sipping wine from paper cups with students showcasing their latest work. The star added: 'I cannot make sense of this tremendous loss. MORE: Glee's Kevin McHale believes Cory Monteith 'helped find' Naya Rivera on anniversary of his death As pop culture fans continue to mourn the loss of Naya Rivera, several Glee stars continue to pay tribute to the talented actress on social media.
Agron, 34, said she's spent the last few days watching some of Rivera's most memorable performances on the show and reflecting on the "gift" it was to work with her. "I've been revisiting Naya's performances on our show and it has brought me great joy. Naya had a laugh that would envelop you and hold you captive," she wrote. "We know from speaking with her son, that he and Naya swam in the lake together at some point during their journey," Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a news conference. Dianna Agron has posted a touching message for her friend and Glee co-star Naya Rivera.
Please hold space for her, her family, her beautiful boy," Dianna concluded. Read what Naya's other Glee co-stars are writing in her memory. A day after authorities recovered the body of Naya Rivera, Dianna Agron celebrated the legacy of her 'fearless' friend and 'Glee' co-star, before reflecting on how the world is much quieter after this senseless tragedy. "Naya [Rivera] and I fell into stride with such ease," Dianna Agron, 34, wrote at the start of her lengthy tribute to her Glee co-star. In the July 14 Instagram post, Dianna remembered Naya – whose body was recovered from California's Lake Piru, following a boating accident, on July 13 – as her "first friend and ally on our show. "I've been revisiting Naya's performances on our show, and it has brought me great joy," continued Dianna, who portrayed Quinn Fabray on the Fox musical comedy. "To work with [Naya] was a gift. Naya had a laugh that would envelop you and hold you captive. As I write this, I'm grinning with swelling memories of a spontaneous 36-hour excursion – one might even say diversion – to Paris. With Naya, everything was possible and would often simply unfold before us, almost magically," added Dianna. She remembered this Paris trip, how she and Naya "found ourselves strolling the halls of L'École des Beaux-Arts, sipping wine from paper cups with students showcasing their latest work. Despite these pleasant memories, Dianna wrote that she "cannot make sense of this tremendous loss. I will hold onto her and these memories for the rest of the time, alongside our Glee family. Her body was recovered from the waters on July 13, which tragically was also the seventh anniversary of Glee star Cory Monteith's fatal accidental overdose. Following her death, Naya's Glee cast members quickly flocked online to share memories and celebrate their friend's legacy. Jane Lynch, Adam Lambert, Demi Lovato, Jacob Artist, Amber Riley and more mourned Naya's death with heartfelt tributes, tearful memories, and loving messages to her family during this heartbreaking time.