Naya Rivera's family and friends remembered the 'Glee' actor on the one-year anniversary of her tragic death. The body of the actor was found July 13, five days after she went missing on California's Lake Piru while boating with her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey. An autopsy concluded that she died from accidental drowning. Her son was found alive.
"Sometimes, we're afraid of the sorrow being so heavy that we're afraid for our own self, 'cause this is hard. There are no words to describe what we're going through. All we know is we have each other," Yolanda Previtire, Rivera's mother, told ABC's 'Good Morning America'.
"I feel Naya's energy constantly telling me, 'Mom, be happy. Don't cry. I'm OK. Go get Josey. Have fun.' And I feel that it's coming from her,. I literally wake up every morning, and it's almost like a restart button, and I have to shake it off, one foot at a time. And here we are," she added.
Previtire recalled that the last time she saw her daughter was on a video call the morning of July 8, 2020.
"I missed two of her FaceTime calls, and I called her back. And we had a beautiful conversation. The sun was kissing her face and she was just beautiful. She had a white, beautiful swimming suit on and she was glowing," her mother recalled.
Meanwhile, Heather Morris, who was Rivera's co-star in 'Glee', took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she had gotten a tattoo in honour of the late actor.
"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," Morris wrote on Instagram, along with a video of herself getting a tattoo on her left arm.