Actress and singer, Naya Rivera was declared missing on July 8th following a boat ride with her son at Lake Piru in California.
After 5 days of search and rescue operations, her body has been recovered from Lake Piru, TMZ reports.
Rivera began making a name for herself at a very young age appearing in national television commercials. Later, she landed the role of ‘Hillary Winston’ on CBS’ The Royal Family which earned her a nomination for a Young Artist Award. The actress had roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Family Matters, Even Stevens, and The Bernie Mac Show.
She rose to national fame starring as ‘Santana Lopez’, a lesbian high school cheerleader in Fox’s musical comedy, Glee. Rivera is also seen in Lifetime’s drama series Devious Maids and the YouTube Red series Step Up: High Water.
She is survived by her son, Josey Hollis Dorsey.
Our condolences go to Naya Rivera’s friends and family.
Rest in Peace, Naya Rivera.