Glee’s Matthew Morrison Reflects on the Death of Naya Rivera

Matthew Morrison is looking back at his time on set with Glee co-star Naya Rivera, over two months after she tragically passed away from drowning.

The 41-year-old actor spoke to ET while promoting his work with Keep Music Alive, a music education non-profit organization.

Naya was a huge bright light,” Matthew said. “I mean, she’s someone who kind of kept us in stitches on set, like, she was always the one who is just so witty and just, like, always joking. On that show, it was difficult. We pulled long, long hours — like 16 to 18 hour days — and we needed that, that team morale, and she was always there to give us a good laugh.”

“It’s crazy saying ‘was,’” he continued. “But she was a special person and my heart just goes out to that family who is grieving. I can’t imagine, you know, having a son myself, the upbringing that that child is going to be exposed to because his mother is not there, you know? It’s gotta be so tough, so my heart goes out to that family.”

Someone very close to Naya just moved in with her ex-husband to raise her son.

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