'Glee' actress Naya Rivera laid to rest two weeks after accidental drowning

WION Web Team
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Jul 31, 2020, 06:56 PM IST
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Naya Rivera rose to fame playing Santana Lopez in 'Glee'.

Naya Rivera has been laid to rest two weeks after drowning in a lake in California. The 'Glee' star was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Friday, July 24, according to her death certificate.

The 33-year-old star drowned 'in minutes' stated her autopsy and there was no drugs or alcohol present in her system and her death was accidental. 

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On July 13, the actor's body was recovered from Lake Piru in California, five days after she went missing when she had rented a boat with her four-year-old son, Josey who was found alone on a pontoon boat at the lake. 


A day after her funeral, Naya's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey paid a heartfelt tribute to the star on his Instagram page. Sharing a sweet photo of Naya with their son Josey, he wrote: "This is so unfair...there's not enough words to express the hole left in everyone's hearts. I can't believe this is life now. I don't know if I'll ever believe it. You were just here... We were just in the back swimming with Josey the day before. Life just isn't fair."

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Rivera rose to fame playing Santana Lopez in 'Glee'. She will be last seen on a pre-recorded episode of Netflix 'Sugar Rush', a baking competition show. The episode is dedicated to the late actress.