Naya Rivera Death: Grant Gustin Was ‘Intimidated’ By ‘Glee’ Co-Star

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Glee alum Grant Gustin was “intimidated” by Naya Rivera‘s “talent” and “presence” in the course of his time on the Fox smash.

The Flash star, who recurred on Glee for three seasons as antagonist Sebastian Smythe, compensated tribute on Wednesday to his late co-star and “Smooth Criminal” duet companion in a heartfelt Instagram write-up, calling her loss of life “truly unimaginable,” just before admitting, “I was intimidated by her expertise and existence on set, but she was usually so kind and welcoming to me. So quite a few of my Glee recollections on and off set have Naya in them. She was a person of a form.

“My coronary heart breaks for her spouse and children and mates,” Gustin ongoing. “I’ll often hold Naya in my heart and remember her for the strong, talented and compassionate individual she was to me in the transient time I got to devote with her. Sending so significantly strength and adore to her spouse and children and every person who’s heart is breaking over this tragic loss.”

Rivera’s accidental drowning death was confirmed on Monday immediately after her system was recovered from California’s Lake Piru, five days soon after she was very first reported lacking. She experienced rented a boat on July 8 to go swimming with her four-yr-outdated son, Josey. The boy was later on found by yourself in the boat, with no signal of Rivera.