- Naya Rivera's fans took to social media to celebrate what would have been the star's 34th birthday
- The late actress drowned in a tragic accident last year while she was out boating with her young son
- Online users posted messages and tributes in honour of Rivera's birthday on 12 January
The late actress Naya Rivera would have celebrated her 34th birthday on Tuesday, 12 January.
The star, mostly known for her role on the musical series Glee, tragically drowned last year while on a boating trip with her young son.
Fans decided to honour Naya's special day by posting birthday wishes, video montages and heartfelt tributes on social media.
Online users shared photographs of the late actress and commemorated the day by wishing Rivera a happy Heavenly birthday. Some edited together video footage of the star from previous years, but all were united in marking the special day and missing their fave.
Many who shared their messages on social media used the hashtag #HappyBirthdayNaya in order to celebrate with the rest of the online community.
Fans came together to celebrate Rivera and tried to bring some light to the tragic story of a young actress who passed away too soon.
Briefly.co.za reported on the developing situation after Naya's death and how her ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, was filing a lawsuit in order to claim damages for the couple's son Josey.
Naya Rivera's tragic passing in 2020 made global headlines and received an outpouring of condolences for the son she left behind. The star drowned in California's Lake Piru while on a boat trip with her son, Josey.
The latest development in the story is that Naya's ex-husband and father of their child has filed a lawsuit on behalf of their child to seek compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that their son, Josey, suffered as a result of the accident.
E! Online reported that through his father Ryan Dorsey, Naya Rivera's five-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, has had a wrongful death lawsuit filed on his behalf. The lawsuit was filed against the County of Ventura, United Water Conservation District and Parks Management Company in California's Ventura Superior Court on 17 November.
E! Online further reported that the lawsuits are relying on the investigation into Naya's death to hold the companies accountable after they found irregularities about her boat not meeting safety precautions required under California law.
Both parties have submitted documents to the court that will likely end in a trial by jury and have both sides presenting versions of events that culminated in the death of the Glee actress.
Ryan Dorsey has said he is pursuing the route because of the emotional distress caused to his son after being present at the scene of his mother's drowning.
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