“For the last 7 years the 13th of July has shattered our hearts beyond repair. There aren’t enough words to describe the pain we are feeling, we are truly heartbroken at the loss of (Naya Rivera),” McGregor wrote on Tuesday.
Naya Rivera’s body was found on the anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death. Here they are at the GLAAD Awards in 2012. (Photo: Reuters)
“Naya, Cory loved you so so much. He cherished your friendship more than you will ever know,” McGregor continued. “From the laughs you shared, to the strength you gave him when he needed it the most. Cory truly adored you. He was in awe of your incredible talent, the way you gave everything you had to each performance; the slap in the auditorium was one of his favourite stories to share.”
sweet behind-the-scenes video from 2012 that has been shared in the wake of Rivera’s death.” data-reactid=”31″>In Glee’s “Mash Off” episode, Santana slaps Finn in the face and Rivera surprised Monteith when she actually hit him while filming the scene. They laughed about it in a sweet behind-the-scenes video from 2012 that has been shared in the wake of Rivera’s death.
“You once said Cory was like a member of your family; you will always be a part of ours. We’ll carry you in our hearts forever. We miss you. Friends reunited for eternity,” McGregor concluded. “We send all our love and strength to your beautiful boy, your family, friends and fans.”
In an Instagram post featuring several photos of Morris’s children Elijah and Owen playing with Rivera’s 4-year-old son, Josey, Morris recalled, “We started out as the closest friends and then like all new things, we went through a bit of a rocky phase. However, we stuck by each other’s side and created the most beautiful friendship built out of love and understanding.”
Morris also lamented the fact that she missed one last chance to talk to her friend. “The last I had the chance to see you in person, I had left oranges outside our home for you to take. I wanted to say hi through the window but my phone didn’t ring when you called (which it never does, f***ing T-Mobile), so instead you and Josey left two succulents on our doorstep as a thank you. I planted those succulents and I look at them everyday and think of you.”
The actress ended her post by saying, “I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.”
“These 2, in many ways, were the male and female versions of one another. So nice, cared deeply, were stupidly talented, the most fun, and really really good people,” he wrote.
I’m not religious by any means, but you’d be hard-pressed to convince me that Cory didn’t help find our girl today. These 2, in many ways, were the male and female versions of one another. So nice, cared deeply, were stupidly talented, the most fun, and really really good people. https://t.co/qsvThOJxL7
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 14, 2020
“The autopsy findings are consistent with a drowning and the condition of the body is consistent with the time that she was submerged. No traumatic injuries or disease processes were identified at autopsy,” the autopsy report read, which was obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. “There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or alcohol played a role in the decedent’s death, but specimens will be submitted for toxicology testing.”
Rivera’s family issued a statement on Tuesday thanking people for “the outpouring love and prayers” for the 33-year-old actress.
“While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honor her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit. Naya was an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister,” they said, adding, “Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.”