Naya Rivera Dead at 33: Actress' Body Recovered 5 Days After Boating Accident - E! Online

Glee star Naya Rivera has passed away. On July 8, the actress went missing while boating with her young son on a lake in Southern California.

7/14/2020 3:30:00 AM

Authorities confirmed Naya Rivera's body was recovered today, revealing her 4-year-old son 'described being helped into the boat' by his mother before she 'disappeared' under the water.

Glee star Naya Rivera has passed away. On July 8, the actress went missing while boating with her young son on a lake in Southern California.

The Sheriff's Department said upwards of 100 law enforcement and emergency personnel were "searching the depths of Lake Piru for the body of Naya Rivera who is missing with all indications she drowned.""The goal is still to bring Ms. Rivera home to her family so that they can have closure," Ventura County Sheriff Deputy Chris Dyer stated at the time.

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Authorities do not suspect foul play in Rivera's death. In fact, Capt. Eric Buschowtold E! News in a recent interview, prior to the discovery of her remains, "We are confident, based on the circumstances, she was not a victim of foul play. There is no indication of this being an abduction or a homicide. There is also nothing to indicate it was a suicide either."

Buschow also shed light on Rivera's son's involvement in the since-concluded search for the star."Kids that age," he explained to us, "they are going to be very matter of fact in providing information. And he was. He was able to provide information that was very helpful to investigators."

RelatedNaya Rivera's Disappearance: Demi Lovato & More Send PrayersRivera's final social media post was a photo of her kissing Josey, which shecaptioned, "Just the two of us."Days prior on July 6, Rivera reminded her 2 million Instagram followers that "tomorrow is not promised,"

, "No matter the year, circumstance, or strife everyday you're alive is a blessing. Make the most of today and every day you are given."Matt Baron/ShutterstockThe actress became a household name thanks to her role as Santana Lopez onGlee

, which she starred on from 2009 to 2015. In 2013, she released her debut single, "Sorry," with then-fiancéBig Sean.Rivera and the rapper announced their split in 2014. That same year, the star married actor Read more: E! News »

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A mother’s love is unmatched 💔 What could happened My heart goes out to Naya's son. So sad. ❤️ This makes me so sad. Good moms should never die. God, so so painful to think about that 😭😭😭😭😭 This is so messed up 😢 BulldogPaw7 oh no 😭😭 So sad 😔 RIP 🙏 I can’t even begin to imagine what this little soul is feeling right now. May God heal her family. Heartbreaking 💔

The trauma that child is facing currently. Witnessing ur parent saving you in her last moments of life😔😔😔 💔💔 💔 nessiejudge :( But, I don't get it, was a drowned body supposed to appear around eight days? Ooooh shit 😔 mohd_asnar wehhhhh😭 So sad 😞 rip 🙏🏾 So very sad

Naya Rivera Dead at 33, Sheriff Says No Sign of Foul PlayNaya Rivera's body has been found. Seriously That was her body I don't want to believe it. I almost Drowned when I was little I am so devasted I wanted to meet her so much. RIP the beautiful and talented Naya Rivera. May God make you a rainbow. 🌈 RIPNayaRivera we already knew, rest in peace

'Glee' Star Naya Rivera Found Dead at 33Police confirmed they recovered Naya's body on Monday morning. 😓 We knew that already might want to fix the 'wednesday morning' typo (she went missing on wednesday, however, today is monday..

Naya Rivera, star of 'Glee,' dead at 33 after disappearing from boatNaya Rivera, who found fame playing Santana Lopez on the hit series 'Glee,' has died after going missing during a boat ride with her 4-year-old son, Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub announced at a press conference on Monday. SEXU BITCG Never heard of her...

Naya Rivera Confirmed Dead at 33A tragedy. RIP Naya Rivera. Wishing her family strength and privacy. That’s a real mom right there. I hope her family is doing okay.

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Glee Star Naya Rivera Confirmed Dead At 33Naya Rivera has died at 33, according to a statement from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Rip 💔 🥺🥺🥺🥺 😢😢😢