Glee costar Naya Rivera opens up about Cory Monteith’s

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Glee star, Naya Rivera, released a statement today, following the untimely death of her co-star, Cory Monteith.

“The entire Glee family and I are deeply saddened by this tragedy,” the actress said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Cory was and always will be a part of my own family and a good friend. He was a special part of this world and will forever be missed. My heart goes out to Cory’s family and Lea and while we are grateful for everyone’s well wishes, privacy during this time of grief is greatly appreciated.”

River along with Monteith, Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Amber Riley and Matthew Morrison were all members of the first season.