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Heather Morris is honoring Naya Rivera in a particular manner. On Tuesday, the 33-year-old actress posted a dance tribute to her Glee costar, who died by unintentional drowning in California’s Lake Piru earlier this month. Heather, who carried out to Naya’s 2019 music “Radio Silence,” shared the emotional routine on Instagram and opened up in regards to the grieving course of. “I need to share one thing very private with you all,” she captioned the video. “Grieving appears to be like very in a different way on everybody . . . however one issues for sure: I’ve felt it is laborious to really feel pleasure or preserve busy when mourning with out pondering that you just’re not honoring that particular person otherwise you’re forgetting about them. However @hubbell_woodshop jogged my memory that honoring somebody can imply you are having fun with your life FOR them.”
She then thanked her followers for his or her help throughout a tough time. “I made it to 1M followers in these previous couple of weeks and at first I used to be resentful as a result of I gained them from a tragedy, however after giving it a breath.. I noticed you all have simply surrounded me with love and help,” Heather continued. “That I simply see you angels wrapping your wings round me 🙏🏻 So I am celebrating 1Million as we speak in a tribute to @nayarivera together with her music and her voice that may endlessly be my favourite.” Heather shared an particularly shut bond with Naya onscreen because the pair portrayed girlfriends — and eventual wives — Brittany Pierce and Santana Lopez.
Heather is amongst many Glee stars — together with Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, and Harry Shum Jr. — who’ve shared poignant tributes to Naya. “She was probably the most proficient particular person I’ve ever identified. There may be nothing she could not do and I am livid we cannot get to see extra,” Kevin wrote on Instagram. “I am grateful for all of the methods by which she made me a greater particular person. She taught me the right way to advocate for myself and to talk up for the issues and those that had been necessary to me, at all times.” Watch Heather’s homage to Naya within the clip forward.