Body of Glee Star Naya Rivera Recovered From California Lake

Rivera, the third of Glee’s cast members to die in their 30s, saved her four-year-old son before drowning.

Body of Glee star Naya Rivera recovered from California lake

Naya Rivera, the famous Glee star’s body was found in a South Californian Lake on Monday, according to her four-year-old son. The authorities were told by the son that the drowning mother boosted him back on the deck of their rented boat before he looked back saw her disappearing under the water.

Bill Ayub, the Sheriff Ventura County, said at a press conference that Rivera must have mustered enough energy to get her son back on a rented boat, but not enough to save herself.

Her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, was found asleep on the drifting pontoon of the boat in a life vest nearly three hours after he and his mother launched Lake Piru in the northwest of Los Angeles, setting off a 5-day search that ended with the discovery of the 33-year-old Glee star.


The son and the mother had gone swimming, which was permitted by the authorities in that part of the Lake Piru, the Sheriff said. Authorities added that Naya Rivera was not wearing a vest, they believe that she drowned accidentally.

They further added that it was most likely that her body got stuck in the vegetation under the lake for several days before floating to the top. The divers thoroughly searched the area where she was found, shrubbery that had grown in the area must have kept her hidden in the murky water.

When the Glee actor was on the boat, she chatted with her family via facetime, and the diver groups watched those videos for a clue to where she might have gone down, Sheriff Ayub said. The sheriff added he shared the grief with the family.

On the fox-television musical-comedy from 2009 to 2015, Rivera played singing cheerleader Santana Lopez. Naya is one of the major three actors on the show to have died in their 30s. Her death announcement comes seven years later after co-star Cory Monteith died from a toxic mix of heroin and alcohol at the age of 31.

Mark Salling was another co-star whom Naya Rivera dated at on point. In 2018, he killed himself after pleading guilty to child pornography charges at the change of 35. On July 8, the vendor who rented the boat to the actor went looking for son and mother when they failed to return on time, and he found the rented boat in the northern end of the lake with the son on board.

River posted a photo of Josey and herself on twitter a day before her death with a message that read, ‘’just the two of us’’.

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