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Actress Naya Rivera Presumed Drowned After Swimming In Lake Piru With 4-Year-Old Son
We have sad news, but not completely unexpected news concerning actress Naya Rivera. Her body has been recovered from Lake Piru, according to reports.
Ventura County officials said Monday that a body had been found at the lake, and law enforcement sources have confirmed it is her, according to TMZ. A press conference is scheduled to happen at approximately 2pm Pacific.
“We had boat crews on the lake at first light this morning with divers, and they discovered the body floating,” Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Eric Buschow told KTLA.
Naya and her 4-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey as we reported last week – were swimming in Lake Piru when something went wrong during their outing on Wednesday. Josey got back in the boat and when authorities arrived for a check, he told them he and his mom were swimming and he didn’t know what happened to her.
Here’s more via TMZ about Naya:
Naya made a name for herself as a child actress and model, who appeared in various national TV commercials. She landed the role of Hillary Winston on “The Royal Family” at just 4 years old. She received a nomination for a Young Artist Award.
Naya’s big break came in 2009 when she landed the role of Santana Lopez on the FOX hit series, “Glee.” She was a talented singer … signing with Columbia Records in 2011. That same year … she was part of the “Glee” ensemble nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “Don’t Stop Believin’.”
In 2013, she released a single, “Sorry,” featuring Big Sean, whom she dated and was briefly engaged to in 2013, before ending the relationship in 2014.
Naya Rivera was 33.