Glee alumni got here collectively at Lake Piru to say a last goodbye to Naya Rivera on Monday. Rivera’s physique was discovered on the lake on Monday. She was 33.
Rivera is the third of Glee’s alumni to die unexpectedly. In July 2013, Cory Monteith, who performed quarterback Finn Hudson, was discovered useless in a lodge room in Vancouver, British Columbia. He had died from a poisonous mixture of alcohol and heroin. In January 2018, Mark Salling, who performed unhealthy boy Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman was discovered hanging from a tree in a riverbed in California. His suicide got here six weeks earlier than he was as a result of be sentenced for possession of kid pornography.
This photograph of the forged of #Glee gathering collectively at Lake Piru right this moment the place #NayaRivera’s physique was discovered is extremely highly effective — particularly when you think about right this moment is the 7 yr anniversary of Cory Monteith’s demise. I’m a multitude. pic.twitter.com/RhY9hUb78E
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) July 13, 2020
Rivera’s physique was found 5 days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, the place her son, Josey, was discovered July eight alone on a ship the 2 had rented, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned. The Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed that the physique was Rivera’s.
“Relaxation candy, Naya. What a power you had been,” wrote Glee co-star Jane Lynch on Twitter. Steven Canals, who co-created and produced the FX tv present Pose, tweeted that he was “heartbroken over all of the tales that can stay untold.”
Viola Davis despatched her prayers to Rivera’s household and Kristin Chenoweth mentioned: “Thanks for what you gave the world.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentioned that “as a Latina, it’s uncommon to have a wealthy, advanced characters replicate us in media.”
Rivera started performing at a younger age, however she rose to nationwide consideration taking part in a lesbian teen on Glee, which aired from 2009 till 2015 on Fox. She is survived by her mother and father, Yolanda and George; a youthful brother, Mychal; a sister, Nickayla; and her 4-year-old son.
“Naya Rivera was a fierce expertise with a lot extra to do and that is such a horrible tragedy. We’re perpetually grateful for the indelible contribution she made to Glee, from the primary episode to the final,” mentioned a press release from 20th Century Fox TV and Fox Leisure.