'Glee' Stars, Kehlani, Bebe Rexha & More Mourn the Loss of Naya Rivera

Glee star Naya Rivera was declared dead on Monday (July 13), days after the actress went missing while boating in Lake Piru, California, with her 4-year-old son, Josey.

The sheriff's tweeted earlier in the day that a body had been found. At a press conference, authorities said they were confident the body was Rivera's and noted they did not suspect foul play nor suicide.

Following the devastating confirmation, a number of Rivera's Glee co-stars took to social media to mourn the loss of their friend. Jane Lynch, who played coach Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy, wrote, "Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family."

Chris Colfer, who played Kurt Hummel, shared a heartfelt tribute alongside a smiling black-and-white photo of himself and Rivera. "Her brilliance and humor were unmatched," he wrote. "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."

A number of other stars, including Bebe Rexha and Kehlani, also shared condolences on social media. See below.

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My Naya, my Snixxx, my Bee. I legitimately can not imagine this world without you. • 7 years ago today, she and I were together in London when we found out about Cory. We were so far away, but I was so thankful that we had each other. A week ago today we were talking about running away to Hawaii. This doesn’t make sense. And I know it probably never will. • She was so independent and strong and the idea of her not being here is something I cannot comprehend. She was the single most quick-witted person I’ve ever met, with a steel-trap memory that could recall the most forgettable conversations from a decade ago verbatim. The amount of times she would memorize all of those crazy monologues on Glee the morning of and would never ever mess up during the scene… I mean, she was clearly more talented than the rest of us. She was the most talented person I’ve ever known. There is nothing she couldn’t do and I’m furious we won’t get to see more. • I’m thankful for all the ways in which she made me a better person. She taught me how to advocate for myself and to speak up for the things and people that were important to me, always. I’m thankful for the times I grew an ab muscle from laughing so hard at something she said. I’m thankful she became like family. I’m thankful that my dad happened to have met her weeks before I did and when I got Glee, he told me to “look out for a girl named Naya because she seemed nice.” Well dad, she was nice and she became one of my favorite people ever. • If you were fortunate enough to have known her, you’ll know that her most natural talent of all was being a mother. The way that she loved her boy, it was truly Naya at her most peaceful. I’m thankful that Naya got that beautiful little boy got back on that boat. I’m thankful he will have a strong family around him to protect him and tell him about his incredible mom. I just hope more than anything that her family is given the space and time to come to terms with this. For having such tiny body, Naya had such a gigantic presence, a void that will now be felt by all of us - those of us who knew her personally and the millions of you who loved her through your TVs. I love you, Bee.

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