Naya Rivera is being remembered by her Glee co-stars as ‘the best ever’ on the second anniversary of her death
Several of Naia Rivera’s former Glee co-stars took to Instagram to honor the second anniversary of her death on Friday, July 8.
Heather Morris, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz have all uploaded photos of the late actress, sharing how she has impacted their lives over the years.
Rivera died at the age of 33 after she accidentally drowned while on a boating trip with her son, Josie, on Lake Piru in Ventura County. California.
In memory: On Friday, the second anniversary of her death, several of Naia Rivera’s former co-stars shared tributes to the late actress on their Instagram accounts.
Ushkowitz shared a black-and-white photo she took of Rivera smiling while dancing.
The performer, who played Tina Cohen-Chang on Glee, captioned her post with a single heart emoji.
McHale’s photo showed the late singer enjoying herself during a boat ride.
The actor also described his friend as the “best ever forever”.
Fond memories: McHale’s photo showed the late woman having fun on a boat trip
Morris shared two photos she took with Rivera while they were having fun with each other during previous outings.
The actress wrote a short message: “Every day, my angel.” I miss you every damn day.’
Rivera became famous for her role as Santana Lopez in the fan-favorite musical comedy series.
The performer was part of the main cast of the series for all six of its seasons, the last of which ended in 2015.
Good pals: Morris shared two photos she took with Rivera of them having fun with each other during previous outings
Missing a lot: The actress wrote a short message that read: “Every day my angel.” I miss you every damn day
The actress also toured with several of her co-stars during Glee Live! At the concert! tour that took place from 2010 to 2011.
She received much praise for her work on the program and was nominated along with her co-stars for two Grammy Awards during the show’s run.
On July 8, 2020, Rivera tragically died after drowning while on a boat trip on Lake Piru, where she frequented in her youth.
It was later revealed that she pushed Josie back onto the rented boat before it slipped under the water.
Tragic: Rivera has died at the age of 33 after she accidentally drowned while on a boating trip with her son Josie on Lake Piru in Ventura County, California
It is later revealed that she pushed Josie back onto the rented boat before it slipped under the water
The singer’s ex-husband and Josie’s father, Ryan Dorsey, wrote a lengthy tribute to Rivera on his Instagram last Mother’s Day.
The actor included several photos of Rivera getting to know their young son on his account.
In his caption, Dorsey grimly recalled his frequent drives past Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, where his ex-wife was buried, and how it was a constant reminder of her death.
But despite the tragedy, he decided to be “grateful” for the memories he and Rivera had while she was alive.
“Turning onto Forest Lawn Drive will forever bring back memories of two summers ago. But the memories before that, I have to be grateful for our son,” the actor wrote.
Gone but not forgotten: The singer’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, wrote a huge tribute to his late wife on Instagram last Mother’s Day