Morris and many other Glee stars have also recently posted tributes to Naya, who went missing following a boat ride with her then-4-year-old son, Josey, on California's Lake Piru on July 8, 2020. Her body was recovered five days later.
In an interview with ET, Naya's father George opened up about his daughter and how she always put her son first.
"He really became everything for her," he said. "Her focus was really on him and he was growing up as she was becoming a mother, she really leaned into that, really leaned into that and the word I want to use is maturity. She became very mature as a person and really receptive to other people's feelings."
"I watched the maturity in her after she had a child, before and after, big difference," George added.
When asked what that final heroic act says about Naya, George shared, "Sort of the same mantra she used for life, you know, preservation, keep going, when things are hard, you keep pushing. It just shows you the strength of the person."