2020 has been a tough year for us all. To add to several tragedies, the industry is mourning the death of Naya Rivera after she drowned while swimming with her son. This week, family and friends laid the Glee actress to rest at an L.A. cemetery following a reportedly private funeral.
“Naya Rivera has been laid to rest. The Glee star was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on July 24, according to her death certificate, which was obtained by PEOPLE. The document, filed in Ventura County, California, confirms that Rivera’s cause of death was ‘drowning’ and states that she died within a manner of ‘[minutes].’ It also notes that there were no other significant conditions that contributed to her death.”
Naya, who was 33 years old, drowned in Lake Piru after mustering just enough energy to save her son Josey, authorities said. Josey told police his mom placed him back on their boat and then drifted away.
“When the boat became overdue for return after its three-hour rental, staff found it at the north side of the lake, with Josey wearing a life jacket, sleeping alone on board. An adult life jacket, believed to be the one provided to Rivera, was still on the boat,” People notes. “After Josey was found, he told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake, and he got back in the boat, but she did not.”
Our prayers are with Naya’s son and loved ones at this time. May the beauty rest in peace.