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Chris Colfer, Jane lynch, Adam Lambert, mandy Moore mourn Naya Rivera’s tragic demise

Naya Rivera Death

Hollywood actress Naya Rivera has passed away at 33, it was confirmed early this morning after the police recovered the body of the missing actress at Lake Piru, California.

As soon as the news broke, several Hollywood celebrities including former ‘Glee’ co-stars, musicians, television stars and friends took to social media to share their grief about Naya’s passing.

‘Glee’ co-stars Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and Alex Newell paid tribute to the talented actress and singer in emotional social media posts.

Colfer said in an Instagram post, “Her beauty and talent were otherworldly.”


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

“We are confident the body we found is that of Naya Rivera,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a news conference on the shore of the lake.

Rivera, 33, was presumed drowned after going missing on Wednesday. She had rented a boat on Lake Piru with her four-year-old son, Josey, who was found unharmed.

Her body was recovered near the surface of the water in an area where the boat had gone missing that was 35 to 60 feet deep (11-18 m) and with heavy brush and trees underwater, Ayub said.

Rivera’s son, Josey was wearing a life vest when he was found, however, a second life vest for an adult was found onboard the boat.
Tributes poured in from actresses Lea Michelle, Viola Davis, Ashley Benson, and musicians including Adam Lambert, Bebe Rexha, NeYo and many others.

Scroll below to see all they had to say:


Rivera’s body has reportedly been taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy and formal identification by dental records.

“There is no indication this was foul play and no indication this was a suicide,” Ayub said.

Rivera’s son, discovered alone and sleeping, told authorities he and his mother had both gone swimming in the lake, a recreational reservoir about 80.47 kms north of downtown Los Angeles.

Ayub said it was not clear what happened but that Rivera’s son had told investigators his mother pushed him back into the boat but did not get back in herself.

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