現地時間2020年7月13日に米カリフォルニア州のピル湖で4歳の息子とボートに乗っていた最中に行方不明になっていた米TVドラマglee/グリー』で知られる女優ナヤ・リヴェラが死亡したと公表された。

 保安局は早朝に遺体が発見されたとTwitterで報告した。記者会見で、当局は遺体がナヤであると確信していると述べ、犯罪や自殺の疑いはないと指摘している。

 衝撃的な死を受けて、『glee/グリー』の共演者の多くが、ソーシャルメディアでナヤの死を悼んだ。コーチのスー・シルベスターを演じたジェーンリンチは「親愛なるナヤ、安らかに眠ってください。あなたの才能は素晴らしかった。ご家族に愛と平和を」と述べた。

 カート・ハメル役のクリス・コルファーはナヤとのモノクロのツーショット写真と一緒に「彼女の輝きとユーモアは比類のないものでした」と綴り、「彼女の美しさと才能は別世界のものでした。落ち着きを持ち、恐怖を感じず権力に向かって真実を述べる人でした。彼女の一言で悪い日が良い日になりました。彼女は難なく人々にインスピレーションを与え、人々の気持ちを向上させていました。彼女と近しい中であれたことは名誉であると同時に守られているようでした。ナヤは実にユニークで、これからもそうあり続けます」と続けた。

 他にもビービー・レクサやケラーニなど数多くの著名人がソーシャルメディアで哀悼の意を表している。

この投稿をInstagramで見る RIP Naya Rivera. I’ll forever cherish the opportunity to play your girlfriend on Glee. The character you played was groundbreaking for tons of closeted queer girls (like me at the time) and open queer girls, and your ambition and accomplishments were inspiring to Latina women all over the world. My heart goes out to your loved ones at this time.. Demi Lovato(@ddlovato)がシェアした投稿 -2020年 7月月13日午後5時29分PDT She was bold. She was outrageous. She was a LOT of fun.

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. — Darren Criss (@DarrenCriss) July 14, 2020 この投稿をInstagramで見る 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. Chris Colfer(@chriscolfer)がシェアした投稿 -2020年 7月月13日午後2時33分PDT Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family. — Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020 この投稿をInstagramで見る 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. Jenna Ushkowitz(@jennaushkowitz)がシェアした投稿 -2020年 7月月13日午後3時40分PDT
ナヤ・リヴェラが33歳で死去、『glee/グリー』出演者/ケラーニ/ビービー・レクサらが追悼