Glee star Naya Rivera's autopsy report confirms her death was due to accidental drowning

The cast and crew of Glee also paid a heartfelt tribute to their friend and fellow co-star after her death was confirmed by local authorities
Written By Thulasi Ram | Updated: July 15, 2020 16:42 IST
Glee star Naya Rivera's autopsy report confirms her death was due to accidental drowning

On Tuesday a fresh autopsy report regarding the death of Naya Rivera confirmed that her death was due to accidental drowning. Local officials released a statement alongside the autopsy report to debunk any other reports surrounding her death. Rivera's family has also stated the angelic actor's loving personality.

The Ventura County Medical Examiner said, "The examination, performed the day after the 33-year-old's body was found in a Southern California lake, showed no signs of traumatic injury or disease that might have contributed to the drowning and gave no initial indication that drugs or alcohol may have played a role in her death."
Rivera's body was found in Lake Piru on Monday. Last week the actress mysteriously disappeared while boating with her four-year-old son, who was found asleep and alone on the boat hours later.
Rivera's family statement reads, "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 family further said, "an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister... Heaven gained our sassy angel". The family thanked the search teams for their "commitment and unwavering effort to find Naya".
The cast and crew members of Glee have also paid their tribute to their late co-star. Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk said, "Naya was more than just an actor on our show -- she was our friend."