One life jacket was found on the boat and the boy was wearing another. "[a], Fans of Rivera posted messages of support during the time of her disappearance, though some expressed "frustration" on social media as the sheriff's office repeatedly asked fans to not attempt to search themselves in the land around the shore of Lake Piru; while Morris had initially suggested she would do this, she also joined the authorities in asking civilians to keep away, as they may get into difficulty in the rural terrain and need rescuing themselves.  Heather Morris posted photos of their sons together, calling Rivera a "consistent and loving friend" who was the "strongest and most resilient human being [she knew]", and shared a video of herself dancing to Rivera's song "Radio Silence" in tribute.  Rivera's vehicle, a black Mercedes G-Wagen, was found in the parking lot by the dock. In 2013 and 2018, other young actors from the show, Cory Monteith and Mark Salling respectively, died. Shortly afterwards, her rented boat with her 4-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, was located. It planned to reopen on August 17, 2020, but the Holser Fire between the town of Piru and the reservoir prevented access and the lake remained closed until August 20. From at least 1993, Lake Piru was the only lake in the county to permit swimming, a popular recreational activity, though it has seen multiple drownings since then. Part of the track is a "vapid [...] insistence that someone's personal struggles might specifically be a problem for [Big Sean]", as he describes trouble involving his ex-girlfriends as a "living nightmare" for himself. Naya Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey, was photographed in tears as he visited the “Glee” star’s grave in Los Angeles on what would have been her 34th birthday.  Soon after the release of this report, singer-songwriter Demi Lovato reacted negatively, posting an Instagram story asking "Would details about substances appear in an article about a blonde white female who drowned? In May and June 2020, Michele had been the subject of backlash as many of her co-stars accused her of unpleasant and even racist behavior on set, and she had been absent on social media after this. On July 8, 2020, American actress and singer Naya Rivera was declared missing after she failed to return from a boating excursion on Lake Piru near her home in California. Her body was recovered from the lake on the morning of July 13, following a five-day search. The autopsy concluded that none of these factors led to intoxication or contributed to her death. , Rivera began dating recording artist Big Sean in April 2013; they were engaged between October 2013 and April 2014. A search conducted by various authorities in southern California began, though Rivera was formally presumed dead the next day; the search lasted until the morning of July 13, 2020, when her body was recovered and she was pronounced dead from drowning at the age of 33. What a force you were"; several other members of the cast also described her as "a force".  He also stated that she was not wearing a life jacket. A boat of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office is seen, Monday, July 13, 2020 in Lake Piru, Calif. Naya Rivera's body was found in the lake six days after she went missing.  Another member of the cast, Kevin McHale, tweeted that "[he is] not religious by any means, but you'd be hard-pressed to convince [him] that Cory didn't help find our girl [Rivera] today". She also had a negligible blood alcohol content at the time of her death. He concluded that Rivera likely "mustered enough energy to save her son, but not enough to save herself", noting how Dorsey described being pushed back onto the boat by his mother. Rivera was also on the CBS sitcom "The Royal Family" and in the comedy film "The Master of Disguise." The discovery of Naya Rivera’s body early Monday in a California lake tragically coincides with the anniversary of her “Glee” co-star Cory Monteith’s death.  The lawsuit is also pursuing survivor's claims for Dorsey and claims of negligent emotional distress, stating that "Rivera may not have known that her son had made it to the boat but she surely knew that she was dying and would not make it back to her son", as well as highlighting the later publication of toxicology reports, which it says were the defendants' "attempts to discredit [Rivera] in the media and distract from their own negligence". Now, authorities have more details on what actually happened on … The actress was confirmed dead by authorities on Monday, …  The sheriff's office dissuaded more civilians from trying to search because of dangerous terrain. , Rivera's mother, Yolanda Previtire, said that Rivera and her four-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, had been planning a barbecue by Lake Piru on July 8, 2020, before deciding to rent a boat when they arrived.  Both accounts state that Dorsey watched his mother reaching up and calling out for help; he searched for a rope on the boat to help while she was struggling. That's how I felt when we decided on the new "Santana Lopez Memorial Award for Outstanding Queer Teen Character" category for our Gay Emmys", "Amber Riley Performs Tribute to Late 'Glee' Co-Star Naya Rivera on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live, "Amber Riley Pays Tribute to Naya Rivera in Emotional Performance", "Quick backstory the musical guest on this show backed out and I called them and asked if we can do this tribute and let Amber kill it the Kimmel team said yes!!! [They] were gonna put it out but then she passed away and [they] didn't want it to feel like [they] were exploiting her death or anything dark or weird for marketing. Dorsey was found at around 5:00 p.m., alone and asleep wearing a life jacket. , Drowning accident causing the death of the American actress, Flowers and images left at a memorial at the site of Rivera's death, "Majestic Lake Piru Is a Big Splash: It's the only lake in the county that allows swimming. Weeks after Naya's death, Heather even shared an emotional video of her dancing to the singer's 2019 track "Radio Silence."  Rivera was officially declared dead on July 13, which is reflected on her death certificate, though this document does state that she died "within minutes". Prior to Rivera, several people had drowned in the reservoir. , Rivera was interred at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Hollywood, a cemetery known for its many entertainment industry burials, following a private service attended by family and close friends, including members of the Glee cast, on July 24, 2020. She was 33 years old. Her family thanked them for the "outpouring of love" in a message shared on July 15. 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On July 11, the sheriff's office had announced that other counties and a private contractor were assisting with the search.  The suit claims that there were no signs to warn of the dangers of the lake and of swimming in the lake, and that the rental boat provided to Rivera did not meet safety standards under California law, specifically that it did not come equipped with flotation devices, nor "with a safely accessible ladder, adequate rope, an anchor, a radio, or any security mechanisms to prevent swimmers from being separated from their boats". In a 2017 interview, Rivera had mentioned a scary experience on one such trip, when the anchor of her family's boat got stuck and her father injured himself on the propeller trying to free it. , Rivera's many Glee co-stars, a group of whom had gathered at the lake on July 13 to say prayers shortly before her body was found, also paid tribute.  Chris Colfer guest wrote an article for Variety eulogizing her.  On July 13, Rivera's boyfriend Jermaine Jones made an Instagram post expressing his grief while focusing on Rivera's love for her son, and her ex-fiancé, Big Sean, wrote a post on July 19 saying she was "a hero", referring to saving her son and the representation she gave for many. , After Dorsey was found at about 5:00 p.m. on July 8, 2020, in the Narrows, an area at the north of the lake that can be quite deep and windy, a 9-1-1 call was made and a formal search and rescue operation was launched. A search conducted by various authorities in southern California began, though Rivera was formally presumed deadthe next day; the search lasted until the morning of July 13, 2020, when her body was recovered and she was pronounce… GLEE star Naya Rivera’s stunning Los Angeles home has been put on the market for $2.7 million following her tragic death this summer. On July 9, 2020, it was reported Naya was feared dead after going missing on a lake. , The interview had been conducted as publicity for his album Detroit 2; after the album was released it was described as "polarizing", with Pitchfork taking particular issue with the song "Lucky Me". Look ahead to see the Glee stars' heartfelt birthday tributes to Naya. , In November 2020, Ryan Dorsey, on behalf of his and Rivera's young son, Josey Dorsey, and Rivera's estate, brought wrongful death lawsuits against Ventura County and the management of Lake Piru.  While it reopened for fishing and boating, swimming at the reservoir is now prohibited. Updated 1444 GMT (2244 HKT) July 14, 2020. Chris Colfer, who played Kurt on "Glee," wrote on. We miss you. ", Lake Piru remained closed to the public for over a month after Rivera's death.