A few days later, however, Heather Morris, Chord Overstreet, Kevin McHale and Jenna Ushkowitz had "Glee" on their minds for happier reasons.
On July 10, Chord, Heather and a few other alums from the hit-series shared photos from a recent reunion that even included screenwriters Michael Hitchcock and Matt Hodgson.
"Missed this crew so much!!!" Chord captioned a pair of Instagram photos from the gathering. "So good to be back and get to see all you wonderful people!! ❤️❤️❤️."
Heather, who recently got a tattoo honoring her friend and former costar Naya, shared one of the photos, too, posting it alongside a row of multi-colored heart emojis.
Heather's new tattoo — a simple black lettering design from Iron & Ink Los Angeles, reads, "tomorrow is not promised," a phrase Naya tweeted a few days before she went missing on July 8, 2020, during a boating trip with her son, Josey, on California's Lake Piru.
After Josey, then 4, returned to shore alone in the rented boat, a search began for his mom. Naya's body was recovered days later and authorities soon determined the actress had drowned after apparently saving her son when the water got rough. She was 33.
One year later, her former castmates remembered her on Instagram and Twitter as "a light" and "the brightest star."
The cast previously reunited in April at the 32nd annual GLAAD Media Awards, where they honored her for playing queer cheerleader Santana Lopez.
Demi Lovato introduced the cast at the show, telling the audience, "The character Naya played, Santana Lopez, was groundbreaking for closeted queer girls, like I was at the time. And her ambition and accomplishments inspired Latino women all over the world."