Remembering Naya Rivera

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A body found in a lake in the US state of California has been identified as the missing Glee star Naya Rivera, police say.

Rivera, 33, went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru. He was found alone and asleep on the boat.

Divers and teams using sonar equipment found the body earlier on Monday.

Rivera is best known for playing the cheerleader Santana Lopez in the hugely popular musical comedy TV series Glee.

At a news conference on the shore of the lake on Monday, Sheriff Bill Ayub of the Ventura County Sheriff Department said police were “confident” the body was that of Rivera.

He added that there was no indication of foul play or that she took her own life.

Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were. Love and peace to your family.

— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020

“Rest sweet, Naya. What a force you were,” Rivera’s Glee co-star Jane Lynch wrote on Twitter. “Love and peace to your family.”

Another Glee co-star, Josh Sussman, tweeted: “Naya, you will be missed so much.”

The news nobody wanted to hear and a devastating loss to the world. Naya Rivera will be remembered as a fearless talent taken too soon. Our thoughts and love are with the family at this terrible time. May she rest in perfect peace.

Reported By: Jessica Rowe