Naya Rivera's Family Makes Touching Statement After Star's Drowning
The loving mother and shining star, Naya Rivera left an incredible legacy. Now that the worst has been realized, Naya's family is speaking out.
The Ventura County Sheriff's department has officially stated that Glee star Naya Rivera's body has been found. Naya's castmates and family have now spoken out about the tragic loss.
Naya Rivera's Family Makes Statement
It is clear from the huge outpouring of love from fans and friends alike that Naya left an incredible mark on countless people's hearts. Even in her final moments she was selfless and was able to save her son's life before tragically losing her own. Now that she has been found and her family has closure they have made a statement to the public.
Naya's family told Deadline "We are 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 honor her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit. Naya was an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister."
"Thank you to the men and women of the Ventura, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Departments for your commitment and unwavering effort to find Naya. We extend endless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who found her. Thank you to her friends, colleagues, and fans for your continuous support. Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time."
Naya was only 33 years old.
Naya Rivera's Castmates React To Her Death
Naya's Glee castmates all convened together at the site of her passing for a last goodbye and have been posting messages of love and shock.
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How can you convey all your love and respect for someone in one post? How can you summarize a decade of friendship and laughter with words alone? If you were friends with Naya Rivera, you simply can't. Her brilliance and humor were unmatched. Her beauty and talent were otherworldly. She spoke truth to power with poise and fearlessness. She could turn a bad day into a great day with a single remark. She inspired and uplifted people without even trying. Being close to her was both a badge of honor and a suit of armor. Naya was truly one of a kind, and she always will be. Sending all my love to her wonderful family and her beautiful son.
Naya has left an incredible legacy behind and will be greatly missed.