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Naya Rivera is remembered by Glee co-stars on the second anniversary of her passing


Naya Rivera is remembered by Glee co-stars as ‘the best there ever was’ on the second anniversary of her passing

Several of Naya Rivera’s former Glee co-stars took to Instagram to pen tributes on the second anniversary of her passing on Friday, July 8.

Heather Morris, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz uploaded throwback photos of the late actress while sharing how she touched their lives over the years.

Rivera passed away at the age of 33 after she accidentally drowned during boating trip with her son Josey at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California.

In remembrance: Several of Naya Rivera's former castmates shared tributes to the late actress on their respective Instagram accounts on Friday, which was the second anniversary of her passing

In remembrance: Several of Naya Rivera’s former castmates shared tributes to the late actress on their respective Instagram accounts on Friday, which was the second anniversary of her passing

Ushkowitz shared a black-and-white picture that she had taken of Rivera smiling as she danced.

The performer, who played Tina Cohen-Chang in Glee, added a single heart emoji to her post’s caption.

McHale’s photo showed the late performer enjoying herself during a boating trip.

The actor also described his friend as ‘the best there ever was forever & ever.’

Fond memories: McHale's photo showed the late performer enjoying herself during a boating trip

Fond memories: McHale’s photo showed the late performer enjoying herself during a boating trip

Morris shared two pictures that she had taken with Rivera while they had fun with each other during previous outings.

The actress penned a short message that read: ‘Everyday my angel. I miss you every damn day.’

Rivera came to prominence for her portrayal of Santana Lopez on the fan-favorite musical comedy series.

The performer was part of the show’s main cast for all six of its seasons, the last of which concluded in 2015.

Good friends: Morris shared two pictures that she had taken with Rivera while they had fun with each other during previous outings

Good friends: Morris shared two pictures that she had taken with Rivera while they had fun with each other during previous outings

Dearly missed: The actress penned a short message that read: 'Everyday my angel. I miss you every damn day'

Dearly missed: The actress penned a short message that read: ‘Everyday my angel. I miss you every damn day’

The actress also toured with several of her castmates during the Glee Live! In Concert! tour, which ran from 2010 until 2011.

She received much praise for her work in the program, and she was nominated alongside her costars for two Grammy awards during the show’s run.

Rivera tragically passed away after drowning during a boating trip on Lake Piru, a location she frequented in her youth, on July 8, 2020.

It was later revealed that she had pushed Josey back onto their rental boat before she slipped underwater.

Tragic: Rivera passed away at the age of 33 after she accidentally drowned during boating trip with her son Josey at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California

Tragic: Rivera passed away at the age of 33 after she accidentally drowned during boating trip with her son Josey at Lake Piru in Ventura County, California 

It was later revealed that she had pushed Josey back onto their rental boat before she slipped underwater

It was later revealed that she had pushed Josey back onto their rental boat before she slipped underwater 

The performer’s ex-husband and Josey’s father, Ryan Dorsey, penned a lengthy tribute to Rivera on his Instagram this past Mother’s Day.

The actor included several photos of Rivera bonding with their young son to his account.

In his caption, Dorsey somberly recalled frequent drives past Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, where his ex-wife was buried, and how it’s a constant reminder of her passing.

But despite the tragedy, he’s chosen to be ‘grateful’ for the memories he and Rivera made while she was alive.

‘Turning onto Forest Lawn Drive will alway bring the memory of two summers ago. But the memories prior to that I have to be grateful for & our son,’ the actor penned. 

Gone but not forgotten: The performer's former husband, Ryan Dorsey, penned a lengthy tribute to his late spouse on his Instagram this past Mother's Day

Gone but not forgotten: The performer’s former husband, Ryan Dorsey, penned a lengthy tribute to his late spouse on his Instagram this past Mother’s Day

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