Η Νάγια Ριβέρα, η οποία έγινε γνωστή από τον ρόλο της cheerleader Σαντάνα Λόπεζ στη σειρά του Ράιαν Μέρφι «Glee», βρέθηκε νεκρή χτες στη λίμνη Πιρού της Καλιφόρνια. Αιτία θανάτου ήταν ο πνιγμός, ενώ σύμφωνα με τις αρχές δεν υπάρχουν ενδείξεις για αυτοκτονία ή δολοφονία.
Η εξαφάνιση της είχε δηλωθεί από την προηγούμενη Τετάρτη όταν είχε πάει μαζί με τον τετράχρονο γιο της στη λίμνη να περάσει το απόγευμα κάνοντας βαρκάδα. Ο γιος της βρέθηκε μόνος του πάνω στην βάρκα κλαίγοντας και είπε στις αρχές που τον βρήκαν πως ο ίδιος και η μητέρα του πήγαν για κολύμπι αλλά η ίδια ποτέ δεν επέστρεψε στην βάρκα.
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«Εκείνος και η Νάγια κολυμπούσαν στην λίμνη μαζί. Ηταν εκείνη την στιγμή όπου ο γιος της περιέγραψε πως ένιωσε να τον βοηθά να ανέβει στην βάρκα. Είπε στους αστυνομικούς πως κοίταξε πίσω και την είδε να εξαφανίζεται κάτω από την επιφάνεια του νερού. Πιστεύουμε πως είχε αρκετές δυνάμεις για να φέρει τον γιο της πίσω στην βάρκα αλλά όχι την ίδια», δήλωσε ο Σερίφης Μπιλ Αγιούμπ.
Στη λίμνη Πιρού βρέθηκαν φίλοι και συγγενείς, ανάμεσά τους και οι κάποιοι ηθοποιοί του «Glee», όπως οι Χέδερ Μόρις, Αμπερ Ρίλεϊ, Κρις Κόλφερ και Κέβιν ΜακΧέιλ, για να αποτίσουν φόρο τιμής και να πουν το δικό τους τελευταίο αντίο, κρατώντας χέρι-χέρι, στην αδικοχαμένη ηθοποιό. Μαζί με τον πρόωρο θάνατο του Κόρι Μοντίθ, την αυτοκτονία του Μαρκ Σάλινγκ και τώρα τον θάνατο της Ριβέρα, το «Glee» έχει μετατραπεί σε μια μάλλον καταραμένη ιστορία ενηλικίωσης σε ένα κόσμο που μοιάζει λιγότερο με μιούζικαλ και περισσότερο με ένα δράμα βαρέων βαρών.
Αμέσως μόλις έγιναν γνωστά τα νέα, τα social media γέμισαν από τα συλλυπητήριά των σταρ και των θαυμαστών για τον θάνατο της Ριβέρα.
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There are no words and yet so many things I want to say, I don't believe I'll ever be able to articulate exactly what I feel but... Naya, you were a ⚡️ force and everyone who got to be around you knew it and felt the light and joy you exuded when you walked into a room. You shined on stage and screen and radiated with love behind closed doors. I was lucky enough to share so many laughs, martinis and secrets with you. I can not 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. You deserved the world and we will make sure Josey and your family feel that everyday. I miss you already.
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How can you convey all your love and respect for someone in one post? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with words alone? If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can’t. 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. Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be. 💔 Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son.
Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020
She was bold. She was outrageous. She was a LOT of fun.— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) July 14, 2020
Naya made me laugh like no one else on that set. I always said it while we were working together and I’ve maintained it ever since. Her playful, wicked sense of humor never ceased to bring a smile to my face.
I was constantly moved by the degree to which she took care of her family, and how she looked out for her friends. She showed up for me on numerous occasions where she didn’t have to, and I was always so grateful for her friendship then, as I certainly am now.— Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) July 14, 2020
Now more than ever we must lift her family and friends up especially Josey! My heart is sent to them... Josey you are truly loved by every single person who loves your mommy! I love you Naya!— Alex Newell (@thealexnewell) July 13, 2020
My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you. pic.twitter.com/qX9t1Uhx01— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 14, 2020
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Naya was insanely talented, breathtakingly gorgeous, and one of the wittiest people I’ve ever met, but the legacy she left behind for me is her kindness. I joined the cast of Glee in the third season and as the newcomer, I was intimidated and terrified. The cast was already such a tight-knit group who had been working incredibly hard together for over three years to make it a hit show and I never expected any of them to have time for me. To my surprise, Naya, one of the most beloved by the rest of the cast (and the entire world), showed me instant warmth and kindness. She invited me to parties and gatherings and was always there to give advice. She was a superstar who had nothing to gain from being kind to the new girl, but she was and that changed this new girl’s entire experience on that show. I will forever be grateful to that beautiful human. My heart goes out to her family and her sweet boy. ❤️
Thank you for what you gave the world. I love you. pic.twitter.com/CFNmwgtSva— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) July 13, 2020
This is an absolute nightmare. I had the pleasure of having dinner with her once after a recording session we did together and she was an absolute sweetheart. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I hope I’m lucky enough to meet you up in heaven. Rest In Peace Naya Rivera— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) July 13, 2020
Beautiful Naya Rivera, Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be missed & never forgotten. ❤️— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) July 13, 2020
It feels strange to cry and mourn the loss of someone you never knew. But I grew up watching Glee- and Naya Rivera was such a beautiful talent. My heart breaks for her son.— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) July 13, 2020
Hold on tight to your people right now, if you’re lucky enough to be near them 💔
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Naya Rivera.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 13, 2020
The talent and depth Naya brought to her characters inspired millions. As a Latina, it‘s rare to have rich, complex characters reflect us in media. Naya worked hard to give that gift to so many.
Que descanse en paz.
Prayers for Naya Rivera's family. Man....can we have a "Do Over " of 2020. The loss is too much 💔💔🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/63iNdRikv5— Viola Davis (@violadavis) July 13, 2020
Naya Rivera was truly a light and showed us all how to be unapologetically ourselves. We send our most heartfelt condolences to her family, friends, and fans in this difficult time. Rest in peace, #NayaRivera pic.twitter.com/jmkJRFXMKs— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) July 13, 2020
the reason songbird by fleetwood mac is one of my favorite songs ever is because of the glee soundtrack version. she transformed it. 🙏🏼 Rest Easy Naya Rivera— Kehlani (@Kehlani) July 13, 2020
God cover and hold her loved ones!
I had the opportunity to work with the one and only #nayarivera. So much talent. Deeply saddened and touched. Please, let her have peace, Lord. 💔💔💔— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 13, 2020
RIP Naya Rivera...tragic story 😞 sending love to her family and to her little boy..so sad 😔— RUSS (@russdiemon) July 13, 2020
Watching Naya Rivera cover our song on Glee will always be one of our favorite memories from our time as a band. She touched so many lives with her beautiful voice. Our hearts go out to her son & her family. Rest easy. 😔🖤— Oh Honey (@Ohhoneymusic) July 13, 2020
Absolutely devastating news about Naya Rivera. Beautiful inside and out. You will be missed greatly. RIP Naya. Thoughts with all her friends and family at this awful time.— Max George (@MaxGeorge) July 13, 2020
💔Rest In Heaven, Naya Rivera. Sending so much prayer, love and courage to her family. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/w54tci7pFx— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) July 13, 2020
naya rivera. didn’t realize the impact u had on my life growing up, being the first poc, lgbtq character i saw on screen. i grew up listening to u sing, being inspired by the girl on glee who looks like me & is unapologetically herself. you changed so many lives. rest easy angel.— Bryana Salaz (@bryanasalaz) July 13, 2020
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