Starz’s Step Up television series is continuing despite the tragic death of Naya Rivera, and Christina Milian has been tapped as her replacement on the show.
“Naya‘s death was a terrible loss to our world that we will, frankly, never stop mourning,” Step Up series creator and executive producer Holly Sorensen said to THR. “It was almost impossible to consider there could be someone so graceful and loving who could both help us honor our loss, while also bringing a deep reservoir of talent to our show, in so many areas. Christina is an exceptional human and a dazzling performer and we are so happy she has joined our family.”
THR also noted that the studio “considered all their options when it came to ways with which the series could move forward.” They consulted Naya‘s family over this decision.
Naya died in a tragic drowning accident at the age of 33 this past July. Our continued thoughts are with Naya‘s loved ones during this time.
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