Glee actress Naya Rivera mustered enough energy to rescue her son but not enough to save herself, authorities say
Naya Rivera used the last of her strength to save her 4-year-old son before she died, Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said Monday. "She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself," Ayub said. Rivera and her son rented a pontoon boat at Lake Piru Wednesday. He told investigators he then looked back and saw her disappear under the surface of the water, Ayub said. If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can't."
Actress Naya Rivera, who rose to fame in 'Glee,' dies at 33
NEW YORK Naya Rivera, a singer and actress who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy Glee, was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. What a force you were, wrote Glee co-star Jane Lynch on Twitter. She is survived by her parents, Yolanda and George; a younger brother, Mychal; a sister, Nickayla; and her 4-year-old son. Naya Rivera was a fierce talent with so much more to do and this is such a terrible tragedy. In the preface to her autobiography, Rivera wrote that motherhood had changed her life and given it perspective.