Hollywood actress Naya Rivera has reportedly died at the age of 33 following a multi-day search for her body in a California lake.
Naya Rivera x R.I.P.
On Monday, reports surfaced about the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department announcing her body being discovered in Lake Piru. The 33-year-old went missing just days ago after going on a solo outing with her 4-year-old son.
The Sheriff’s Department has scheduled a news conference for later today. Best known for her starring role on the Fox show Glee, the actor is presumed to have drowned on Wednesday while boating on Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest, north of Los Angeles. Rivera was 33 years old. (NPR)
A few days ago, some reports suggested the search for Rivera might result in her body being found. An accident was ultimately cited as the possible cause of a drowning.
Actress Naya Rivera, known for her role on “Glee,” is believed to have drowned in “what appears to be a tragic accident” while boating with her son on a California lake, authorities said Thursday. Rivera was reported missing Wednesday, when her 4-year-old son was found on a pontoon boat by himself. Sergeant Kevin Donoghue said in a news conference Thursday that Rivera and her son rented a boat to take out on Lake Piru in Los Padres National Forest at approximately 1 p.m. local time. The rental was supposed to last for three hours — and when the pair had not returned by 4:30 p.m., workers went out to search for them, Donoghue said. (CBS News)
Wait, There’s More
Initially, local law enforcement spoke about the possibility of Rivera’s body never being discovered if she drowned. During a Thursday conference, Sgt. Kevin Donoghue of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office gave an update to media.
“It depends,” Donoghue replied when asked if Rivera’s body will be recovered if she did indeed drown. “If the body is entangled in something beneath the water, it may never come back up. We don’t know.” (Us Weekly)
Before You Go
On Thursday, Rivera’s ex-fiancé Big Sean went to his social media channels with some low-key support. The rap star appeared to reference a tweet praying for Rivera’s safe return.
Big Sean, née Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, also liked a tweet from Los Angeles radio station Real 92.3 about praying for Rivera. Along with the tweet, the radio station shared a message that Rivera posted just days ago that reads, “no matter the year, circumstance, or strifes everyday you’re alive is a blessing. make the most of today and every day you are given. tomorrow is not promised.”