Harry Shum Jr. has written an emotional letter to his late Glee co-star Naya Rivera.
The 38-year-old actor, who played Mike Chang on the hit Fox series, opened up about how he imagined growing old with Naya as one of his close friends.
“Dear Naya, I’m failing miserably to process this news. I always imagined old future senior moments where we would hear your infectious laughter down the hall knowing that our funny bone was in for a treat,” Harry wrote in his letter on Instagram. “To many people, myself included, you were the life of the party. Not only able to rock when fun was to be had after a long day but that shining friend that was always willing to listen, offer sympathy, perspective and at times, give much needed levity to any situation.”
Harry continued, “You were a beast on the show. I admired you as I watched you nail multi page monologues that you learned moments before and pour your heart into every performance with an energy that had that snicks special written all over it. Our deep conversations about life in between scenes are some of my favorite moments with you. Getting to hear about your hopes and dreams for the future and with Josey‘s arrival, ‘Your greatest success,’ I was so happy to see your dream turn into reality.”
“You deserved more. I’m so sorry but you deserved more. You gave life your all and I hope all the good that you have given to the world will be returned in abundance when you reunite with our brother in the heavanly skies. I’m so grateful for our memories. We will make sure to keep your legacy and spirit alive so Josey will grow up to know the incredible woman you were. Love you, Naya. You are already missed. Eternally,” he concluded.
Read what more than 20 other cast members from Glee wrote in their tributes.
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