The Glee actor Naya Rivera has been found dead after drowning in a California lake. Rivera, 33, who appeared in the Ryan Murphy series between 2009 and 2015, went missing last Wednesday at Lake Piru. Her four-year-old son, Josey, was found wearing a life jacket on a boat that Rivera had rented.
Naya Rivera’s Professional Life
Naya Marie Rivera was an American actress, model, and singer. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family at the age of four. She is known for acting in the Fox sitcom The Glee and has also written a book Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up
Naya Rivera’s Personal Life
Naya Rivera and Ryan Dorsey
Naya married the actor Ryan Dorsey in 2014, with whom she had her son. The couple divorced in 2018. Following Glee, she signed a record deal with Columbia, releasing a single with her former boyfriend Big Sean, and continued to act in various film and TV projects, including Lifetime’s Devious Maids.
Disappearance and Discover of Naya Rivera
Naya’s son told police they had gone swimming but she never returned. After a massive search and rescue operation, the police found no trace of Naya & moved to a “search and recovery operation” which included using side-scanning sonar, divers, sniffer dogs, helicopters and remote-operated submarine vehicles equipped with cameras.
Confirming Naya’s death at a press conference today, Bill Ayub of the Ventury county sheriff’s department said that based on the location where the body was found, physical characteristics, and the fact that no one else had been reported missing in the area, they were “confident” that the body found was that of Naya.
“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said, adding “there is no indication of foul play or that this was a suicide.”The body is being taken to Ventura County Coroner’s Office, where it will be identified through dental records.
United in grief, Glee alumni gathered today on the shores of Piru, the lake that took away their friend and former co-star. The poignant image of the group, holding hands at the edge of the lake, staring at the water where Rivera spent her last hours, encapsulated the heartache of a group that has been through tragedies before.
Naya is the third of Glee‘s original core young ensemble to pass away unexpectedly, following Cory Monteith, who died exactly seven years ago today, and Mark Salling. Well-liked by many of her former castmates, Naya died in an apparent accident while pushing her young son to safety, according to preliminary reports by authorities.
The cast of Glee say their final Goodbye to Naya Rivera and also pay tribute to Cory Monteith who passed away a year ago on this day.
The Teen Pop magazine conveys their condolences for close family, friends and relatives of Naya Rivera and hope they are soon relieved of this untimely misery.
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