The 42-year-old actor — who portrayed Mr. Schue on all six seasons of Glee — detailed how the solid of the previous Fox sequence is dealing with the tragedy throughout an interview with Entertainment Tonight on Friday, December 4.
“It was a very difficult 12 months to lose one more member of our solid, however we’ve simply bonded collectively a lot by way of this expertise,” he defined.
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In July, Rivera was declared a missing person after her then 4-year-old son Josey, whom she shared with ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, was found alone on their rented boat. The Step Up star’s body was found within the lake 5 days later. She was 33.
The Glee solid organized a charity fundraiser benefitting Alexandria Home, a nonprofit group in Los Angeles that gives protected housing for girls and kids, in her reminiscence.
“Naya used to do that factor known as Snixxmas, as a result of that was considered one of her little nicknames, Snixx,” Morrison instructed Leisure Tonight. “It’s one thing that the Glee solid — we’re speaking about type of, like, reviving it this 12 months. Doing a little type of factor for charity, or one thing to type of honor her.”
Rivera was greatest recognized for her function as Santana Lopez on Glee. Morrison honored the actress through Instagram in an emotional tribute following her loss of life. Within the put up, the Grinch Musical star defined that he and Rivera bonded over their kids. Morrison shares 3-year-old son, Revel James Makai, along with his spouse, Renee Puente.
“A typical ardour we each shared just lately was that of our roles as dad and mom. Naya was fervent about motherhood and had a steadfast love for Josey,” he wrote on the time. “It’s that highly effective love that ensures us that her story doesn’t finish right here. I’m assured that her optimistic affect shall be constantly felt, and that her lovely spirit will keep it up within the lives of so many. I’m devastated by this immense loss. This week has been lengthy and making an attempt with a lot praying and hope. I discover some solace in closure, however the ache I really feel for her and her household can’t be measured. Relaxation in peace, maintain shining down on us together with your vivid gentle.”
Rivera’s loss of life comes seven years after Monteith, who portrayed Finn Hudson on Glee, died on the age of 31 from a drug overdose in July 2013. Salling — who performed Noah “Puck” Puckerman — later died by suicide in January 2018. He was 35.
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