Gloria Estefan hopes her former 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera is remembered as a ''glorious triple threat'' in acting, singing and dancing.
Gloria Estefan hopes Naya Rivera is remembered as a ''glorious triple threat''.
The 62-year-old singer/songwriter played the mother of late actress Naya, 33 in 'Glee' and said she ''prayed a lot'' when she heard that Naya had gone missing on Lake Piru in California last month and her son Josey, four, had been found alone on a boat.
Speaking to Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show, she said: ''When I heard what had happened and I saw that the baby had been on board, even though I was praying beyond words that maybe she'd been caught up in a riptide and somehow ending up landing in some other part around that lake...deep down inside as a mom you know that she would never have left that baby alone on the boat. So something terrible must have happened.
''I prayed a lot. But I hope she's remembered as a wonderful triple threat. She really was one of our young acting talents and dancing and singing, it's just such a shame.''
Gloria also spoke about her rapport with Naya - whose death was ruled an accidental drowning - and revealed they had planned to record music together before she fell pregnant with Josey.
She said: ''When I got the opportunity and was invited to be a part of it, I was thrilled beyond words. When I was there, they were at their peak of fame. So, a lot of the kids, you know, were great, a lot of them weren't handling fame that well and didn't have the kind of rapport that Naya had.
''Naya was really down to earth and warm and [it] was a joy to play her mom. She had really amazing chops.
''We were gonna do that music, were working on it, and then she got pregnant. She married and got pregnant, so she got sidetracked in that respect at that moment.''
On the same day that Glastonbury welcomed back Margate's adopted sons, The Libertines, Margate itself put on it's very own Leisure Festival as it...
Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'.
Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre.
With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find...
Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both...
Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X.
Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on...
Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...