Naya Rivera’s ‘If I Die Young’ Brings Comfort to Some Fans But Others Beg Twitter to Stop Posting It

by Jeremy Spirogis
Naya Rivera

Now that it’s sure the stays present in Lake Piru in California’s Ventura County are these of actor Naya Rivera, it’s troublesome for a lot of of her followers to listen to her rendition of “If I Die Young.”

The stays of the singer and mannequin have been discovered 5 days after she had visited the lake together with her younger son in a visit that ended tragically.

And today, “If I Die Young” is now a track of mourning for the artist who died at 33.

Naya Rivera
Naya Rivera | David Livingston/Getty Images

Rivera sang ‘If I Die Young’ for Corey Monteith on ‘Glee’

After it was confirmed that the physique present in Lake Piro was certainly that of Rivera, her efficiency of the track, “If I Die Young” started trending on Twitter.

Rivera carried out the track on Glee, the sequence by which she co-starred with Corey Monteith, in his reminiscence (and his character, Finn), after his 2013 loss of life. In the scene, Rivera says, “Okay, I know that Finn had his doubts about God but I am convinced that squishy teats is up in heaven right now…”

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The track’s lyrics are virtually painful to bear in mild of how younger Rivera was at her personal loss of life, and its reference to a loss of life in water. “If I die young bury me in satin / Lay me down on a bed of roses / Sink me in the river at dawn / Send me away with the words of a love song.”

Rivera was declared lifeless on the anniversary of Monteith’s loss of life

The singer’s stays have been discovered 5 days after she had got down to get pleasure from a day on Lake Piro together with her four-year-old son, Josey. She was recovered, coincidentally, on the anniversary of Monteith’s passing.

Rivera wrote about Monteith’s loss of life in her 2016 guide, Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up. She discovered of her co-star’s loss of life from Big Sean, her boyfriend on the time.

Naya Rivera and Corey Monteith in 2011Naya Rivera and Corey Monteith in 2011
Naya Rivera and Corey Monteith in 2011 | John Medina/WireImage

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“I was shocked, and made him repeat it several times before it sunk in,” she stated in her memoir.

According to Rivera, the solid was requested to movie an episode in reminiscence of Monteith.

“We barely got a moment to breathe at all,” she wrote. “Everything just happened so fast— after one take several of us were bawling and trying to pull ourselves together when someone popped their head in the room and said, ‘At least you guys are acting, right? It’s not like it’s real life. Great job!’”

Her followers’ totally different reactions to the track

This has been an emotional week for Rivera’s followers. The information of her disappearance, the holding out for hope that she may nonetheless be alive, after which studying that she didn’t make it out of that lake have all made for a time of intense grief.

One fan tweeted, “The indisputable fact that Naya Rivera’s finest efficiency on Glee was “If I Die Young” for Cory Monteith’s loss of life and she or he ended up dying younger and her physique was found on the anniversary of Cory’s loss of life is shattering my coronary heart.”

Another posted, “Naya Rivera singing “If i die young” throughout the Finn Hudson tribute particular episode… This voice, these lyrics… it give me chills…”

However, different followers discover the track simply makes this second worse and really feel dwelling on the video of her efficiency of the ballad simply causes extra misery.

“please dont post naya singing “if i die young,” stated a fan on Twitter. “i understand that it was a tribute to cory, and may resonate with and comfort so many right now, but it truly hurts to see on twitter right now for a lot of us. please be considerate.”

“PLEASE! dont use the ‘if i die young’ video naya was in pain during that shoot and i feel like we should be posting naya at her best,” tweeted one other fan.

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