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Naya Rivera’s Australian Glee Co-star Dean Geyer Speaks Out About Her Death

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Australian actor Dean Geyer has shared memories about his former 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera.

After ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera’s body was found this week in California, her former Australian co-star Dean Geyer has shared his thoughts and memories about the actor. 

The 33-year-old went missing last Wednesday after renting a boat with her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, who was discovered alone in the boat. It took nearly a week for investigators to find Rivera’s body, which they discovered Monday morning.

As news broke that the actor’s body was found, Geyer told HuffPost Australia he is “extremely saddened” the world has lost someone who had “such a positive impact” on many. 

“Naya was an extremely talented performer who I got the pleasure of working with,” Geyer told HuffPost Australia. 

“The only thing that rivaled her acting abilities was her incredible voice. 

“I am extremely saddened to hear that we have lost someone who had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives through her art. May the holy spirit comfort her family during this incredibly painful time.”

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In response to the massive effort to recover Rivera’s body, people on social media had been pressuring the actor’s former ‘Glee’ co-stars to make public statements.

Amber Riley tweeted on Sunday night, defending her prior silence on the matter: “Show some respect. All our energy is going toward helping find Naya and praying for her safe return and for her family.”

She added that “no one owes anyone online a performance of grief” and that the situation is “very real and devastating”.

A sign warns of safety hazards as members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search Thursday for former 'Glee' actor Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, in Southern California.

“Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now,” Riley said.

Kevin McHale later quote-tweeted Riley’s message, adding that he “cannot begin to understand what Naya’s family must be feeling”.

“I know the rest of us are completely shattered, but not without hope. Please respect her family & their privacy in this moment. Please refrain from judging those who don’t show their pain on social media. ♥️,” he wrote.

Show some respect. All our energy is going toward helping find Naya and praying for her safe return and for her family. No one owes anyone online a performance of grief. This is very real and devastating. Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now.

— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) July 12, 2020

We’re gonna miss you too Naya. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/iWCfhUWtOZ

— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 13, 2020

I cannot begin to understand what Naya’s family must be feeling. I know the rest of us are completely shattered, but not without hope. Please respect her family & their privacy in this moment. Please refrain from judging those who don’t show their pain on social media. ♥️ https://t.co/DXsUj3qdCh

— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) July 12, 2020

Here’s what friends and fans had to say about the late star: 

This is an absolute nightmare. I had the pleasure of having dinner with her once after a recording session we did together and she was an absolute sweetheart. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I hope I’m lucky enough to meet you up in heaven. Rest In Peace Naya Rivera

— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) July 13, 2020

Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.

— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020

completely heartbroken for naya, her son, her family, and all who loved her. her son will forever have an entire planet of people looking out for him.

please, PLEASE, respect her family + cast members by not exploiting the photos taken without their consent. let them grieve.

— Madison McLaughlin (@MadisonMcLaugh) July 13, 2020

Absolutely devastating news about Naya Rivera. Beautiful inside and out. You will be missed greatly. RIP Naya. Thoughts with all her friends and family at this awful time.

— Max George (@MaxGeorge) July 13, 2020

Beautiful Naya Rivera, Rest In Peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones. You will be missed & never forgotten. ❤️

— Becky G. (@iambeckyg) July 13, 2020

#RestInPower Mama Naya Rivera. Thank you for serving visions of queer girls of color for so many of us! 🙏🏽 https://t.co/oAiZ8KFAQQ

— Raquel Willis (@RaquelWillis_) July 13, 2020

💔Rest In Heaven, Naya Rivera. Sending so much prayer, love and courage to her family. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/w54tci7pFx

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) July 13, 2020

With additional reporting from HuffPost US. 

Australian actor Dean Geyer has shared memories about his former 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera.

After ‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera’s body was found this week in California, her former Australian co-star Dean Geyer has shared his thoughts and memories about the actor. 

The 33-year-old went missing last Wednesday after renting a boat with her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, who was discovered alone in the boat. It took nearly a week for investigators to find Rivera’s body, which they discovered Monday morning.

As news broke that the actor’s body was found, Geyer told HuffPost Australia he is “extremely saddened” the world has lost someone who had “such a positive impact” on many. 

“Naya was an extremely talented performer who I got the pleasure of working with,” Geyer told HuffPost Australia. 

“The only thing that rivaled her acting abilities was her incredible voice. 

“I am extremely saddened to hear that we have lost someone who had such a positive impact on so many people’s lives through her art. May the holy spirit comfort her family during this incredibly painful time.”

In response to the massive effort to recover Rivera’s body, people on social media had been pressuring the actor’s former ‘Glee’ co-stars to make public statements.

Amber Riley tweeted on Sunday night, defending her prior silence on the matter: “Show some respect. All our energy is going toward helping find Naya and praying for her safe return and for her family.”

She added that “no one owes anyone online a performance of grief” and that the situation is “very real and devastating”.

A sign warns of safety hazards as members of the Ventura County Sheriff's Underwater Search and Rescue Team search Thursday for former 'Glee' actor Naya Rivera in Lake Piru, in Southern California.

“Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now,” Riley said.

Kevin McHale later quote-tweeted Riley’s message, adding that he “cannot begin to understand what Naya’s family must be feeling”.

“I know the rest of us are completely shattered, but not without hope. Please respect her family & their privacy in this moment. Please refrain from judging those who don’t show their pain on social media. ♥️,” he wrote.

Here’s what friends and fans had to say about the late star: 

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With additional reporting from HuffPost US. 

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/naya-rivera-death-dean-geyer_au_5f0cd915c5b6af83647d8bd8

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