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See the Sweet Tattoo Heather Morris Got in Memory of Naya Rivera

Naya Rivera, Heather Morris arrive at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 16, 2011
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Glee alum Heather Morris paid a touching tribute to Naya Rivera one year after her former co-star’s tragic death. On July 9, Morris posted a series of photos on Instagram reflecting on her brief, but impactful, time with her best friend, noting, “It hasn’t gotten easier to write a caption. You are the brightest star in my eyes Naya Rivera. I’m so grateful GOD LAYED A HAND and brought us together as best friends, mom friends, scene partners, and everything in between. Your legacy lives on in kindness and being ‘that sassy queen’ in my eyes. I love you forever bebe girl.” 


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Morris commemorated one of Rivera’s final tweets with ink across the back of her forearm, reminding herself that “tomorrow is not promised.” 

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Rivera went missing on July 9, 2020 while boating with her then-four-year old son Josey on California’s Lake Piru. While her son was found safe and sound in the boat with a life jacket, her body was later recovered July 13, sending shockwaves throughout her community of peers and fans. The death was ruled an accidental drowning and officials believe Rivera “mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself.” 

Her former castmates reunited earlier this year to pay tribute to the late star. 

At the time of her passing, Morris had written, “You constantly taught me lessons about grief, about beauty and poise, about being strong, resilient and about not giving a f*ck,” she wrote at the time. “Yet, the utmost important lesson I learned most of all from you was being a consistent and loving friend… I speak to you everyday because I know you’re still with me and even though I’m feeling greedy that we don’t get more time together, I cherish every moment we had and hold it close to my heart.”

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