American actress Naya Rivera was confirmed dead on July 13 after her body was found on Lake Piru, days after the news of the disappearance. The autopsy report of Naya confirmed that the cause of her death was an accidental drowning.
While the fans, relatives, friends and colleagues are mourning the death of Naya Rivera, the family has finally opened up and has issued an official statement.
As per the Hollywood Life report, Naya Rivera’s manager Gladys Gonzalez released the statement on the family’s behalf which read as saying, “We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week,” the statement read. “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,” it continued. “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,” the statement read further. “We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time,” the statement concluded.
Naya Rivera went missing after she rented a boat along with her 4-year-old son Josey. Thankfully, Josey was found safe on July 8.
May Naya Rivera’s soul rest in peace!