Yesterday was the one year anniversary of cheerfulness star Naya Rivera’s tragic death in a drowning accident and many of the actress’ co-stars in the popular hit musical series have paid tribute to her to mark the occasion. Stars including Lea Michele, Jacob Artist, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison have all posted on their social media accounts, sharing memories and thoughts about the star and their time working together for her. premature death.
Heather Morris posted a series of images, including a video of her getting a tattoo that reads “tomorrow is not promised,” a quote from one of the latest tweets from Naya Rivera just days before her death. Morris wrote in her post, “It hasn’t gotten any easier to caption. You are the brightest star in my eyes Naya Rivera. I’m so thankful GOD LIVED A HAND and brought us together as best friends, mom friends, scene partners, and everything in between. Your legacy lives on in kindness and as ‘that cheeky queen’ in my eyes. I love you forever, bebe girl,”
Kevin McHale and Amber Riley both posted short messages saying, “I miss you,” while Jenna Ushkiwitz said, “Always a light, always with us. My heart is with you and your family today. [Heart emoji] love you Nougs.” Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison have both added photos of the actress to their accounts, featuring heart emojis. Lea Michele shared a photo of Naya from season 5 of the show, in which she played the classic funny girl song “Don’t Rain on My Parade.”
In addition to the cast’s tributes, thousands of star fans expressed their own thoughts on Twitter by posting how her performance in cheerfulness in particular had been important to their lives. The outpouring of love and affection for the actress was clearly a sign of how much people touched her role on the show, and it was the perfect opportunity for many of them to share their loss with the world.
“I really can’t believe it’s been a year since we lost Naya Rivera. Her work on glee has really changed the game for so many young gays. I hope where she is now is beautiful. What a fucking legend,” said one of them. Another wrote: “no one could have played the part of santana lopez like naya rivera because she was the part. santana would NOT be the icon she is if it weren’t for naya. naya fought like hell to make santana stand out and we all won because of that.” Most, the Netflix account for telling LGBTQ+ stories, added: “Naya Rivera’s impact on queer culture, especially queer women, was immeasurable. Santana Lopez helped launch television into a better, more inclusive future.”
Another fan of the stars said: “There aren’t enough words to describe how much I miss you. The pain is unbearable knowing you are no longer here with us on this earth. It’s hard to believe it’s been 365 days.” without you, it never gets easier. I will love you and miss you forever, no.”
Rivera’s mother, Yolanda Previtire, appeared in a new interview released on the birthday in which she recalled that in the last conversation she had with her daughter, she told her she loved her and asked her to call her when she returned. from outside on the lake. It was during that FaceTime call that Previtire took some screenshots that later helped them pinpoint the location where the actress went missing.
Along with everyone else who has posted messages of support and condolences, we add our thoughts to the family and friends of the actress who, a year later, is still struggling with the loss of such a young talent.