Messages of love and support from former Glee co-stars and friends have been shared after Naya Rivera's death was confirmed yesterday.
The actress went missing on California's Lake Piru last week, after going on a boat trip with her four-year-old son, Josey.
Her son was found safe but alone, wearing a life jacket and sleeping on the boat they had rented. After days of searching, a body was recovered at the scene on Monday (13 July) and later identified as 33-year-old Rivera's. Following a post-mortem examination, officials declared that she died of accidental drowning, reports the BBC.
Rivera is best known for portraying the character of cheerleader Santana Lopez in the popular TV series Glee. Her former cast members were seen gathering together at the lake where her body was found.
This photo of the cast of #Glee gathering together at Lake Piru today where #NayaRivera’s body was found is incredibly powerful — especially when you consider today is the 7 year anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death. I’m a mess. pic.twitter.com/RhY9hUb78E— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) July 13, 2020
Below, read some of the heartfelt tributes that have been shared since news of her passing.
Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020
Naya brought so much joy to our lives. She had the sharpest wit, the slyest smile, a compassion for people from all walks of life, and a talent that knew no bounds. My deepest condolences to her family, friends, co-workers, and fans around the world. We love you so much, Naya.— Michael Hitchcock (@hitchmichael) July 13, 2020
Naya Rivera was hilarious. She lit up the set. She was the definition of cool. pic.twitter.com/lDZAbtt6P9— Mike O'Malley (@TheMikeOMalley) July 14, 2020
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