Los Angeles, July 15
An post-mortem confirmed on Tuesday that “Glee” star Naya Rivera died of unintentional drowning, officers stated, whereas her household launched a press release honouring her “everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit”.
The examination, carried out the day after the 33-year-old’s physique was present in a Southern California lake, confirmed no indicators of traumatic harm or illness which may have contributed to the drowning and gave no preliminary indication that medication or alcohol might have performed a task in her demise, the Ventura County Medical Examiner stated in a press release.
Dental information had been used to substantiate Rivera’s identification and routine toxicology assessments might be carried out for the presence of medication and alcohol, the assertion stated.
Rivera was present in Lake Piru on Monday, 5 days after she disappeared whereas boating along with her four-year-old son, who was discovered asleep and alone on the boat hours later.
The post-mortem’s findings had been all per the expectations of the Sheriff’s Office, which performed the search and investigation.
Rivera’s relations launched their first public assertion on Tuesday since her disappearance, saying they’re “so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week. While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honour her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit”.
The assertion stated Rivera was “an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister…. Heaven gained our sassy angel”. The household thanked the search groups for his or her “commitment and unwavering effort to find Naya”.
The creators of “Glee” additionally launched a press release in tribute to Rivera on Tuesday, saying that they might be creating a university fund for her son and remembering her as a joyful and immensely proficient performer.
“Naya was more than just an actor on our show—she was our friend,” Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan stated within the assertion.
“Our hearts go out to her family, especially her mom, Yolanda, who was a big part of the ‘Glee’ family, and her son Josey,” the three producers stated, referring to the kid as “the beautiful son Naya loved most of all”.
Josey is Rivera’s son along with her former husband, actor Ryan Dorsey. She known as the boy “my greatest success, and I will never do any better than him”.
While she was not initially employed as a “Glee” forged member, it “did not take more than an episode or two for us to realise that we had lucked into finding one of the most talented, special stars we would ever have the pleasure of working with”, the producers stated.
Rivera might act, sing, dance and “nail a joke as well as she could crush you with an emotional scene…. She was a joy to write for, a joy to direct and a joy to be around”, they stated.
In portraying a highschool pupil in an overtly lesbian relationship on “Glee”, Rivera ensured that her character’s love for her accomplice was “expressed with dignity, strength and with pure intentions”, the producers stated. — AP