Naya Rivera’s Glee co-stars mourned her death on social media after her body was recovered on Monday. Jane Lynch, who portrayed cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester on the show shared a tribute for Naya on Twitter. “Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family,” she wrote .
Chris Colfer who played Kurt Hummel, remembered Rivera with a an Instagram post. “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,” Colfer captioned a photo of the pair.
Darren Criss who portrayed Blaine Anderson wrote on Twitter, “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.”
Demi Lovato who had a recurring role as Santana’s girlfriend Dani on season 5, tweeted, “The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted (at the time) queer girls like me, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world.”