Brown’s sister Megan shared a childhood picture as well as the family birthday tradition on Instagram Friday.
“Any other morning on June 12th for as long as I can remember I started it with a phone call. A tradition our family has to never let our birthdays go by without being sung the birthday song … the whole song, full out, every word. Nine times out of 10 I’d get your voicemail and leave an obnoxious rendition, similar to the one I would receive from you on my birthday. I yearn so badly to make that call,” she wrote.
Brown’s best friend Alicia Quarles posted a touching tribute to Instagram that included “I Carry Your Heart,” by E.E. Cummings.
After losing Brown last November, Quarles said at her funeral that “Diem was the happiest person I know.”
Jamie Chung also posted a photo with her friend, saying, “You are incredibly missed. Your spirit has and will continue to remain with us as a daily reminder to live a boisterous, joyful life. ”
Other friends took to Twitter to pay tribute to their friend and costar, many of them using the hashtag #DiemStrong:
Those wishing to honor Diem