Grant Gustin pays tribute to Glee co-star Naya Rivera

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The Flash star Grant Gustin has paid tribute to his former co-star Naya Rivera following her tragic death aged 33.

Rivera was pronounced dead on Monday (July 13) after her body was discovered following a five-day search of Lake Piru in California.

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Photo credit: Emma McIntyre - Getty Images

The Ventura County Medical Examiner later confirmed that Rivera died from accidental drowning.

Gustin, who played Sebastian Smythe in Glee for three seasons, shared a tribute to Rivera on Instagram, remembering her as "one of a kind".

"This loss is truly unimaginable," the actor wrote alongside a photo of Rivera and her son Josey.

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Photo credit: Greg Doherty - Getty Images

"As many people have stated, Naya was a force. I was intimidated by her talent and presence on set, but she was always so kind and welcoming to me.

"So many of my Glee memories on and off set have Naya in them. She was one of a kind. My heart breaks for her family and friends.

"I'll always keep Naya in my heart and remember her for the strong, talented and compassionate person she was to me in the brief time I got to spend with her.

"Sending so much strength and love to her family and everyone who's (sic) heart is breaking over this tragic loss."

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Tributes to Rivera have also paid by many of her Glee co-stars including Jane Lynch, Amber Riley, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale and Melissa Benoist.

The show's creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan also paid tribute, remembering her as "kind and generous".

They additionally announced that to honour Rivera's legacy, they "are currently in the process of creating a college fund for the beautiful son Naya loved most of all".

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