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Naya Rivera was an actress best known for her role as Santana Lopez in the hit musical TV series “Glee.”

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Published in North Augusta Star on Jul. 13, 2020.
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August 3, 2020
Naya, you were a beautiful soul, and will be missed every day, RIP beautiful angel.
Tracey Mitchell
August 2, 2020
R.I.P Naya we love you and miss you
Latorya Jones
August 2, 2020
Naya no words can heal the loss that your family friends and fans are going through on lossing you. You was and still is a inspiration to not only me but to so many. You will always be my idol. Thank you so much Naya. I always wanted to meet you one day but God called you home to make heaven a better place and now your up there with cory. I just wish this was a dream and your family and friends can see you again. YOU WAS EVERYBODY FAVORITE HELLO BUT THE MOST HARDEST GOODBYE. My prayers and condolences to naya family and friends. Continue to SIP Naya. #GONEBUTNEVERFORGOTTEN#
Anilka Olderon
August 1, 2020
Thank you for saving my life. You were and always will be an angel that will be an inspiration to many others.
Jocelyn Kelley
Friend
August 1, 2020
Naya you are truly an iconic inspiration. Watching you on glee really helped me come to terms with my sexuality. I was able to truly feel happy to be who I was. Without you my life wouldn’t be as great as it is. I will forever miss you. Thank you for everything you have done. May you rest easy. ❤ I will always love you always and forever sweet angel.
JJ
Acquaintance
July 31, 2020
Naya will be missed, loved, and remembered. Her life mattered.
Jeanne Lilienthal
July 31, 2020
Naya YOU are inspirational to so many people more than you ever know. I first saw on Family Matters but I didn't know you by your name then only by your acting and loving talent. Then recently I started watching Glee again and I fall in love with you and your acting all over again. You are and always will be forever my favorite actress. I can feel the love you have for your little boy, family and friends. My heart goes out to your sweet little boy and family. I haven't stop crying since I heard of your passing. Rest Easy Sweet Naya❤ God got you in his arms He's also wraps her around family. I love you my sister in Jesus. You all are in my heart thoughts and prayers. I am heartbroken
Artesha Smith
July 31, 2020
Even though her character Santana was just that - a character, we fans will always equate Naya with cool. Cool and beautiful and talented. Grateful her child was found safe.
Michele G.
July 31, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Lauren Rupp
July 31, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
None None
July 31, 2020
"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."

May your soul rest in eternal peace, Naya.
Corinne
July 31, 2020
I LOVE YOU NAYA
July 31, 2020
You were my favorite character on glee and every since the day you went missing i have been watching and rewatching the show just to hear you sing❤❤
You had so much talent and were taken away way to soon i love you so so much!!
anonymous
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
Thank you for being an inspiration to so many.
We love you.
Pepper & Lily
July 30, 2020
What a beautiful young lady. My heart breaks for her family, friends & especially her son . RIP to a wonderfully talented young soul.
Meliya Brasfield
July 30, 2020
I still can’t believe that you are gone.
This one hurts so much. You were a great actress and singer and a wonderful person. I wish I could have met you. Thank you for just being you and bringing so much joy to everyone. Prayers to you and your family especially your son. I love you and R.I.P.
Anastasia
July 30, 2020
Dear naya I can't believe that you are gone, I loved you so much ♥ heaven now owns a sassy angel, may you rest in peace, no one will ever forget you ♥

You are an angel to everyone ♥
Fly high Love ♥
Love you ♥

Someday will get to see you again in the big beautiful sky ♥
Jessica Crail
July 30, 2020
Dearest Naya,
You'll be a shining star forever. Your legacy will live on. After reading so many beautiful tributes on Social Media by your family and friends it shows what a beautiful soul you were and that your light will forever shine on this world. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be insanely missed. Rest in Peace, Angel!
Anja Rijnsburger
July 30, 2020
This is still so unreal. My prayers are with her family.
Vicky
July 30, 2020
Dearest Yolanda & George, My heart bleeds for you. Losing a child is a parent's worst nightmare, an unimaginable tragedy. I wasn't fortunate enough to know Naya as an adult, but have vivid memories of her as a delightful, lively, bright young person. It's be lovely to read about her in the many publications in which people who worked with and/or were friends with Naya talked in detail about her talent, her leadership, and what a good person she was. One day when we can talk, and if you wish, I'll tell you the story of how Naya got me in big trouble with the Archbishop of Milwaukee a year ago. Meantime, please take a virtual hug from me, know that I am thinking of you two and Michael and little Josay, and wishing I could do more than send my love and friendship from afar.
Fran Kaplan
Friend
July 30, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Beverley French
July 30, 2020
My heart and prayers go out to Naya Rivera's son, family and friends during this time of sorrow!
Naya, you were a beautiful, brilliant, singer and actress. And from what all the cast members of Glee say... I imagine a wonderful person! You are now a shining star in Heaven! God's Blessings to your son! Spread your wings and fly, beautiful angel!
Susan Saldana
July 30, 2020
“A life that touches others goes on forever.”
Chanel smith
Friend
July 30, 2020
You’re sweet and kine person and a hero. You meant more to me then you never know. You saved my life I don’t think I’ll be here if it wasn’t for you. I will miss you and love you forever God bless your family at this time.
Sheridanlyn Court
July 30, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Lynn Marie Davis
Friend
July 30, 2020
So sorry for your guys loss she was a role model and still will be
Jenna McGirt
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
I will always love you and miss you so much. Your a truly the biggest inspiration on so many peoples lives you always put a smile on everyone's face and always would make people laugh. i will forever miss you and i know your watching over everyone especially your baby boy. Forever i love you. Rest in peace beautiful angel heaven gained the most beautiful angel.
Shayla Hoover
Friend
July 30, 2020
Naya represents a change for a lot of young people, I hope she have known her fans loved her and appreciate her. She saved her son and that's all we need to remember, she is a hero and I'm very proud of once call me as her fan. We'll remember you and love you. I really want to believe that you're not leaving alone your son and stay always with him.
Michelle Contreras
Student
July 30, 2020
We love you, you were truly a gift you will always be in my heart
Daneen Tompkinson
Friend
July 30, 2020
God bless you and your family. To her family, Thank you for sharing her with us. Rest in Peace Naya.
Stacey G
July 30, 2020
Naya showed me how to smile and laugh on days I couldnt , she showed me how to be happy and the way she loved josey was amazing she cared so much , naya rivera will be remembered in my heart forever
Chelsey Rigby
Friend
July 30, 2020
I miss you naya Rivera you were so good glee rip naya Rivera love you
Shannon Medero
July 30, 2020
Naya was an inspiration to us all. Watching her on tv from the age of 9 helped me come to terms with my sexuality and helped me come out and be happy with myself. She’s a hero, I wish I had time to say thank you❤❤
Georgina
July 30, 2020
Sending strength and wisdom to everyone who knew Naya. Deeply sorry for your loss!
Liz M.
July 30, 2020
You taught me how to fight things no matter what. Fly high xx
Hollie Messenger
July 30, 2020
You were a talented actress and a great singer. Rest in peace naya ... you will never be forgotten ❤
Sven
July 30, 2020
Naya helped me and so many other lives in ways you cant even imagine. If i was sad, just the sound of her voice was enough to cheer me up. She will be missed so dearly. We love you Naya, and hope that your safe with Cory. Fly High
Eliza Mae
July 30, 2020
Naya you will be missed
Ashley Heffentrager
Friend
July 30, 2020
Rest in peace Naya❤
July 30, 2020
Jessica Davis
July 30, 2020
Rip to naya and prayers to her family and friends
Hayley Griffiths
July 30, 2020
You will be miss very much Naya by your incredible talent on glee
Beckie Wilkinson
Significant_other
July 30, 2020
Naya.. you are so loved. I know you know that. I know you'll continue to watch over your son, you did everything for him right up until the end. I miss you beautiful, every day.
Danielle Decker
July 30, 2020
Very inspiring
Cora Gunn
July 30, 2020
Thank you, for the wonderful light you shown on this world. For the peace and truth you brought to so many people, For the love you've shown. Thank you for letting us experience you. We will never forget you. Rest in peace ❤
Kim Grant
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
Eternal Rest Grant unto her O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her. May the soul of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace. Amen!
Ms. Jones
July 30, 2020
RIP Santana, love from Norway
Andreas Hauen
Significant_other
July 30, 2020
Naya, such a beautiful sweet soul gone to soon. May you rest in peace, know that Josey will be looked after and is loved by so many of your regular and tv family. Prayers to your family that they may find comfort. Hugs
Tiffany Phillips
Acquaintance
July 30, 2020
Dearest Naya,
My heart hurts so much that you are no longer here you were such an inspiration to me not only on the screen but off as well you had such a beautiful soul that was taken way to soon.. you had such a beautiful heart and your smile lit up every room you walked into I miss you so much everyday it hurts more and more but I know your up there in a better place And I truly believe that Cory saved you.. your confidence truly inspired me and it was amazing to see that in you. Whenever you were on glee it was truly beautiful to see your character light up the screen. I wish you were still here every day just to spread that light and joy into this world but I know you will continue to spread that love and joy up there. I will truly never forget you Naya you were an amazing actress friend and mother fly high Angel give Cory and mark hugs for everyone. ❤
Emma Hurley
July 30, 2020
Naya
You were too beautiful and talented to have gone this soon. The world has lost a great one.

Fly high with the angels
Sending love to your family and friends
Xx
Lucy Burford-Pugh
Acquaintance
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