Several former Glee actors commemorated Naya Rivera on social media on the day she was supposed to celebrate her 34th birthday.
Heather Morris, who played the role of Brittany, had a relationship with Rivera character Santana in the series. She posted a black and white photo of them together on Instagram, along with the text: “Congratulations, my angel. Im not sure what to write, because thats simply too difficult right now. But I love you and miss you so much.”
Chris Colfer, aka Kurt from Glee, also commemorated his good friend. “Congratulations, dear darling. I miss you.”
Naya Rivera died on 8 July 2020, after drowned on a boat trip on Lake Piru that she made with her then 4-year-old son Josey. After Nayas disappearance, the boy spent hours alone on the boat they sat on together and was eventually spotted by bystanders from other boats. They immediately sounded the alarm. The local police described the accident as very unfortunate and extremely tragic at the time.