Ryan Dorsey breaks down as he visits Naya Rivera's grave

Lawrence Kim
January 13, 2021

Dorsey commemorated the bittersweet occasion by posting a throwback photo of the pair with their son, Josey.

To celebrate one of Rivera's most recognizable roles in her TV and film career, we're looking back at her best moments as Santana Lopez on Glee.

Heather shared her own birthday tribute to Naya hours before Ryan posted hers. "If that makes sense, but none of this still makes any sense.34.I could just hear you saying 'Ah, I'm old AF now!' Ha.Rest easy old lady".

He wrote in the caption: "No one else could get us to be this messy in public".

'Happy Heavenly Birthday Naya!

Others are reflecting by watching old episodes of the popular musical series: 'Happy birthday #nayarivera I've been binge watching Glee'.

Rivera also glowingly reflected on her time on Glee, sharing that she would "of course" be interested if a revival of the show took shape.

Morris, Dianna Agron, Chord Overstreet, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Matthew Morrison and more of the show's former stars all took part in launching a GoFundMe for Alexandria House - an organization Rivera passionately supported - and raised $117,900.

Chris Colfer, who portrayed Kurt Hummel, tweeted a picture of himself with the late singer dressed in her classic Cheerios outfits with the caption: 'Happy birthday, babe. Rivera's fans and co-stars honored her life on Tuesday and shared old photos and some of their favorite memories of her on-screen.

Captioning the pic, Heather wrote: "Happy Birthday my angel". Here are some of the touching posts her friends, costars, and family shared.

"Just as surreal as it is real that you're gone", he captioned the post on January 12.

'A little update Naya, earth is REALLY ghetto now!

In his post, Harry Shum Jr. touched on Naya's love for acting, writing that he imagined she was "shinin' brighter than a star".

'There hasn't been a day where you don't cross my mind, and when you do, I take a moment of silence to remember all the lovely moments we got to spend together. "I'm listening to Amy Winehouse, sippin" wine and eating very fancy charcuterie in your honor today".

Rivera, a Southern California native, was first reported missing back on July 8 of previous year. Though a strong swimmer, Rivera struggled with vertigo that intensified while in the water, and she became disoriented while swimming, though she was able to get her son, Josey, back onto the boat before she disappeared.

As fans surely remember, on July 13, 2020, Naya's body was found at Lake Piru in California after a week-long search following her disappearance.

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