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08th Jul 2021

Naya Rivera remembered on anniversary of her passing

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year.

The world went into disbelief last year when we learned the news of Glee star Naya Rivera’s passing, and fans have been remembering her today.

On the anniversary of her death, fans have taken to Twitter to share their favourite memories of the actress and express how much they miss her.

Naya sadly passed away on July 8 2020 at just 33 years old after she went missing on a boat trip with her son Josey.

After renting the boat on Lake Piru, staff discovered her son alone on the boat without his mum when she failed to return it on time.

The search for Naya commenced and five days later she was found, with the cause of death being an accidental drowning.

Her body was found on the anniversary of her late Glee co-star Cory Monteith’s death, who passed away in 2013.


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One fan said on Twitter: “naya…

“There aren’t enough words to describe how much i miss you.the pain is unbearable knowing that you’re no longer here with us on this earth. it’s hard to believe it’s already been 365 days without you, it never gets easier. i’ll love and miss you forever nay.”

Another said: “I would give anything to go back a year ago and stop you.”

A third added: “it’s been one year without naya rivera. i’m still shocked that she’s not physically here with us today. but, she’s in a better place. i know she’s smiling down at us. we miss you and love you, naya.”

Another said: “one year ago, you saved your son’s life but unfortunately you left us at the same time. we’re still loving you and supporting your family naynay. i miss you so much naya, rest in peace little angel.”

There were many fans on Twitter simply saying “never forget”, or just “rest in peace.”

Naya rose to stardom in 2009 when she landed the role of Santana Lopez on Glee. Only hired as a background actress, Naya went on to break boundaries as an openly gay teen on the show, as well as becoming one of the main stars of the show and a fan favourite.