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‘Glee’ stars honor Naya Rivera on her 34th birthday: ‘Wish you were here’

/ 05:13 PM January 13, 2021
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Amber Riley (right) looking at an image of Naya Rivera during a tribute to the late actress. Image: Instagram/@msamberpriley

“Glee” actors Heather Morris and Amber Riley, among others, paid tribute to their late costar Naya Rivera yesterday, Jan. 12, which would have been her 34th birthday.

Rivera passed away last July after accidentally drowning in a lake in Southern California, USA.

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Morris, who played Rivera’s wife in the musical comedy, shared an old, black-and-white photo of them on her page along with a heartfelt message.

“Happy Birthday my angel. I can’t write a sappy monologue because it’s just too hard… but I love you and I can’t describe how much I miss you,” Morris said.

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Meanwhile, Riley posted a moment from her tribute to Rivera on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

“A little update Naya, earth is REALLY ghetto now!!!” Riley said. “Still, I miss you so very much and I wish you were here.”

“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 beautiful moments we got to spend together,” she added. “I’m listening to Amy Winehouse, sippin wine, and eating a very fancy charcuterie in your honor today (don’t worry, I’m checking on mom). HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY ANGEL.”

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Their costar Harry Shum Jr. also honored Rivera with a short yet thoughtful message.

“What I imagine you doing up there right now. Shinin’ brighter than a star,” he said alongside a photo of the late actress on a stage in front of an audience.

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“Happy birthday baby gurl,” he added. “We miss you.”

Rivera’s body was located in Lake Piru in Southern California on July 13, five days after she disappeared while on a boating trip with her 4-year-old son, Josey. Hours after she went missing, authorities found her son asleep and alone on the boat.  /ra

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