Powerful Images Show Naya Rivera’s 'Glee' Co-Stars Reunited At Lake Piru To Pay Their Respects
US news outlet, ABC7, took some powerful images of the reunited Glee cast at the water's edge of Lake Piru, where fellow Glee actress Naya Rivera drowned last week. The images were taken on Monday local time, shortly before the authorities confirmed they had found Naya Rivera's body, and that she had sadly drowned.
Glee’s Heather Morris and Step Up: High Water’s Terrence Green, among other cast members and Naya's family members, held hands to pay their respects to the star.
Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kevin Donoghue told People: "Some of her cast members from Glee came to the lake and they were allowed to come down to the water's edge, and they, as a group, they prayed for her. And it was shortly after that, that her body was located."
This photo of the cast of #Glee gathering together at Lake Piru today where #NayaRivera’s body was found is incredibly powerful — especially when you consider today is the 7 year anniversary of Cory Monteith’s death. I’m a mess. pic.twitter.com/RhY9hUb78E
— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) July 13, 2020
Step Up’s Terrence shared several posts to his Instagram Story from the day, including one captioned: “We called out to you this morning...You answered."
Naya’s body was recovered at the lake on Monday at 8am local time, five days after she was first reported missing. Her four-year-old son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, had been found alone on the rented pontoon, along with an adult-sized life jacket.
On Tuesday (local time), authorities said that they considered drowning as Naya’s cause of death. In a press conference, authorities said they are working with the assumption the boat drifted away in the lake’s current and that Naya “used all of her energy to put her son back in the boat”, but “didn’t have enough energy to save herself,” reports JustJared.
Coincidentally, the actress’ body was found on the seventh anniversary of the death of another Glee star, Cory Monteith. On Monday local time, Lea Michele shared a tribute to both Cory and Naya, sharing photos of the two on her Instagram.
Lea Michele pays tribute to Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera via Instagram stories. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/CAGxyEeznN
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 14, 2020
Naya Rivera was most recognised for her role as cheerleader Santana on the TV show, Glee. She was also a published author, musician, and a mother to her four-year-old son. She was 33 years old.
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