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Jane Lynch's Niece's Touching Tribute to Naya Rivera Is Gaining Attention

Jane Lynch's Niece's Touching Tribute to Naya Rivera Is Gaining Attention

Jane Lynch shared her niece Meg Doyle‘s tribute to the late Naya Rivera, and it really gives you a sense of just how beautiful of a person Naya was.

“I was an assistant on the Glee tour in 2009, and then I moved to LA in 2010. I ran into Naya at a bar – we hadn’t seen each other in a year. I didn’t really have any friends in LA yet. She was wearing overalls and a bra. That’s it. And she was killing it. Obviously. She said, ‘Let’s hang out,’ grabbed my phone and punched her number in. And so it began. She took me under her wing. Brought me into her crew. It didn’t matter that I was a lowly assistant at the time,” Meg posted.

She continued, “When I think of my first four years in Los Angeles, I think of Naya. Being in Naya’s presence made me feel larger than life. It was like anxious Megan absorbed Naya’s fearless spirit by osmosis. When you were around her, you just . . . bloomed. Anyone in Naya’s crew had a feisty, witty, 110 pound bodyguard on their side. She always had a mischievous glimmer in her eye and she always knew more than she let on. She was the rock of her family. She had a knack for seeing through someone’s bullshit, and she knew if I was lying when I said I was okay. She also had a knack for dropping a filthy one-liner, exiting the room and leaving us with our jaws on the floor.”

Meg continued, “She didn’t know how f*cking beautiful she was, but I believe she knew how talented she was, and I loved that about her. Watching Naya perform everyday, whether she was on set knocking out a 3 page monologue in one take, or belting Amy Winehouse in her car, or performing a lazy striptease during our talent shows – it never grew old, she always took my breath away. People grow apart, drift in and out of your life. I always figured she would drift back into mine. Naya was a force. I feel lucky to have known and loved her. Tell your people you love them. Let sh*t go. Life is short.”

Naya‘s body was found in Lake Piru days after she went missing after boating with her son Josey, 4. Jane was one of the first Glee co-star to pay tribute to Naya after this tragic news broke. RIP.

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