Cory Monteith's Mother Pays Tribute To Naya Rivera In Heartbreaking Instagram Post

The world was shocked and devastated to learn about the tragic death of Glee star Naya Rivera, who starred on the sitcom as Santana Lopez the entire series run. Friends and former co-stars of Naya have spoken out about the loss on social media in emotional tributes.

Fellow Glee star Cory Monteith's mother also shared an emotional message.

On July 8th, Naya Rivera was reported missing after a probable drowning accident when her four-year-old son Josey was found alone on a boat they had rented.

Instagram | @nayarivera

On July 13th, the authorities confirmed that they had found Naya's body in the lake after five days of searching.

July 13th was also the 7th anniversary of fellow Glee star Cory Monteith's tragic passing in 2013.

Cory's mother Ann made a heartfelt tribute to Naya on her Instagram page.

Instagram | @coryslaw

"For the last 7 years the 13th of July has shattered our hearts beyond repair. There aren’t enough words to describe the pain we are feeling, we are truly heartbroken at the loss of @nayarivera," she wrote.

"Naya, Cory loved you so so much. He cherished your friendship more than you will ever know."

"From the laughs you shared, to the strength you gave him when he needed it the most. Cory truly adored you. He was in awe of your incredible talent, the way you gave everything you had to each performance; the slap in the auditorium was one of his favourite stories to share," she continued.

"You once said Cory was like a member of your family; you will always be a part of ours."

"We’ll carry you in our hearts forever. We miss you. Friends reunited for eternity.

We send all our love and strength to your beautiful boy, your family, friends and fans."

What an emotional and touching tribute!