Heather Morris pays heartfelt tribute to her late friend and ‘Glee’ co-star Naya Rivera, a year after the actress’ tragic death at the age of 33.
Morris, 34, received a tattoo on Wednesday that showed a line from one of Rivera’s last tweets as a reminder.
“Tomorrow is not promised,” Morris wrote on the outside of his left arm and shared a series of photos and videos on Instagram of the process while remembering Rivera with a portrait.
“It didn’t get any easier to write a legend. You are the brightest star in my eyes Naya Rivera, ”Morris began in a moving caption commemorating the anniversary of Rivera’s death. “I’m so thankful that GOD PLACED A HAND and brought us together as best friends, mom friends, stage partners and everything in between. “
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“Your legacy lives on in the kindness and being ‘that sassy queen’ in my eyes,” Morris added. “I love you forever baby girl. “
the tweet complet Rivera hit send on the evening of July 2, 2020, reads: “No matter the year, the circumstances or the conflicts, every day that you are alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day that is given to you. tomorrow is not promised. “
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It was accompanied by a simple selfie of the mother, singer and songwriter who is seen sitting on the floor and smiling while donning a white-collar shirt and gold hoops – her black hair draped over her left side.
Rivera tragically died last year when she drowned in Lake Piru, near Los Angeles.
She was best known for playing the sharp-tongued, golden-voiced Santana Lopez in “Glee,” but also found success in “Step Up: High Water” and her latest role: Voicing Catwoman in a pair of Batman animated movies.
On July 8, 2020, Rivera took her then 4-year-old son Josey to Piru Lake near Los Angeles, California for a day on the water.
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In security footage from the area, the actress was seen arriving at a dock in her car and walking with young Josey to hire a boat.
The Ventura County Medical Examiner released the full investigative report along with the autopsy report, which was obtained by Fox News and details the “Glee” actress’ final moments after helping her 4-year-old son. years old, who was later found sleeping alone on the ship wearing a life jacket, on the rental boat.
According to the investigation report, prior to the accidental drowning, Rivera’s son Josey said he and the star “counted ‘1, 2, 3’ and then jumped out of the boat together.”
Shortly after, Rivera told her son to “get back on the boat,” according to the report.
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“She helped him get on the boat and then he heard [Rivera] yelling “help” and she put her arm in the air. She then disappeared into the water, ”according to the report.
On July 13, Rivera’s body was found five days after her disappearance, floating in an area of the lake approximately 9 meters deep. The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said she was most likely trapped in thick vegetation underwater for several days before floating up.
Josey was immediately reunited with his father and other relatives.
The day before she died, Rivera tweeted a photo of the two of them that read “just the two of us.” In her memoirs, she called him “my greatest success, and I will never do better than him”.
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Rivera was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles two weeks after her death on Friday, July 24.
Morris shared a photo of Rivera’s last resting place in his Instagram tribute.