On July 9, the Glee alum shared a number of photos on Instagram, together with a tattoo she lately obtained in reminiscence of her co-star, who passed away in July 2020. The ink, which is finished in delicate script lettering towards her forearm, reads “tomorrow is just not promised.” The phrase is an homage to one in all Naya’s remaining tweets previous to her disappearance final summer season, when the actor wrote, “Irrespective of the yr, circumstance, or strifes on a regular basis you are alive is a blessing. Profit from at present and day by day you might be given. Tomorrow is just not promised.”
Heather’s submit additionally contained a photograph of Naya, together with a shifting caption honoring her good friend and co-star. “You’re the brightest star in my eyes Naya Rivera,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful GOD LAYED A HAND and introduced us collectively as greatest mates, mother mates, scene companions, and every thing in between. Your legacy lives on in kindness and being ‘that sassy queen’ in my eyes. I like you ceaselessly bebe woman.”
Naya was reported missing on July 9, 2020 after renting a ship together with her four-year-old son Josey on California’s Lake Piru. Her body was recovered on July 13, the place authorities later confirmed her demise from unintended drowning after she and Josey had gone for a swim within the lake. Police officials reported that Naya “mustered sufficient vitality to get her son again onto the boat, however not sufficient to avoid wasting herself.”
The actor’s demise was widely mourned by each celebrities and the general public. A lot of Naya’s former Glee costars shared tales of their time collectively on set, and the solid even reunited earlier this year to pay tribute to her reminiscence. On the time of her passing, Heather was one in all many celebrities to share a shifting assertion in regards to the loss, sharing with followers how a lot Naya meant to her.
“You always taught me classes about grief, about magnificence and poise, about being sturdy, resilient and about not giving a f*ck,” Heather wrote on the time. “But, the utmost necessary lesson I discovered most of all from you was being a constant and loving good friend…. I converse to you on a regular basis as a result of I do know you’re nonetheless with me and though I’m feeling grasping that we don’t get extra time collectively, I cherish each second we had and maintain it near my coronary heart.”
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