Naya Rivera habría muerto tratando de salvar a su hijo

Naya Rivera ha sido confirmada muerta a la edad de 33 años después de que su cuerpo fue descubierto en el lago Piru, cinco días después de que ella desapareció.

La estrella de Glee fue en bote con su hijo de cuatro años de edad, Josey el miércoles (8 de julio) y más tarde fue encontrado solo en el barco que habían alquilado. Le dijo a las autoridades que fueron a nadar y que su madre nunca volvió al bote.

Durante una conferencia de prensa para anunciar la muerte de Naya, las autoridades dijeron que actualmente es especulación, pero están trabajando con la suposición de que el barco se alejó en la corriente del lago. La policía cree que Naya usó toda su energía para volver a poner a su hijo en el bote y no tenía suficiente energía para salvarse.

El Sheriff del Condado de Ventura, Bill Ayub, dijo: “Sería una especulación decir en este punto. Hay muchas corrientes en el lago que aparecen particularmente por la tarde. Creemos que era a media tarde cuando ella desapareció, la idea quizás era que el bote comenzó a deriva, no estaba anclado y que ella reunió suficiente energía para volver a subir a su hijo al bote, pero no lo suficiente como para salvarse a sí misma.”Ayub también dijo que no hay señales o indicación de que esto fue un suicidio.

Poco antes de que ocurriera la conferencia de prensa, miembros del elenco de Glee visitaron el lago y se tomaron de la mano en la orilla durante una vigilia por Naya. Lea lo que las celebridades están diciendo en sus homenajes a la fallecida estrella.

‘Glee’ Actor Naya Rivera’s Body Recovered From California Lake

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirms it has recovered the body of Naya Rivera from a California lake. Divers have been searching the lake since shortly after Naya Rivera disappeared on July 8 while boating with her 4-year-old son.

Best known for her starring role on the Fox show Glee, the actor is presumed to have drowned on Wednesday while boating on Lake Piru in the Los Padres National Forest, not far from Los Angeles. Rivera was 33 years old.

Sheriff William “Bill” Ayub says Rivera was not wearing a life vest, though one was found on the boat.

For six seasons, from 2009 to 2015, Rivera played the role of an unexpectedly popular television antihero. Glee’s Santana Lopez was a cynical, initially closeted high school cheerleader with charisma to burn and an ax to grind. “The only straight I am is straight-up bitch,” Santana announced in Season 2. But the character’s bullying eventually yielded to team spirit and a tender romance with another cheerleader, the sweet natured but dim Brittany.

Glee fans pushed for the storyline, which became one of the most popular arcs on the show. “Who knows if the writers would have taken that relationship so seriously if there hadn’t been such an outpouring for them to get together,” Rivera told The Los Angeles Times in 2011.

A child actor and model, Rivera was barely more than a toddler when she played Redd Foxx’s granddaughter on the CBS comedy The Royal Family. More television work followed, with appearances on such programs as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Baywatch, The Bernie Mac Show and CSI: Miami.

Her breakthrough character, Glee’s Santana, was originally conceived as a minor role, but Rivera brought swagger and unexpected sensitivity to the spiky character. Although some critics at the time complained about seeing yet another traditionally beautiful queer femme of color, the character has also been celebrated as an outspoken, charismatic Latinx who pushes back against stereotyping.

“Honestly, I never thought I’d actually be playing a teen lesbian,” Rivera said in The Los Angeles Times interview. “I didn’t think it was going to go this far. But I’m glad that it did, because there have been a lot of fans who have expressed that they’ve been going through similar situations in their lives. I’ve heard from girls that are in high school — they’re 16, 17 — and they’re like, ‘I came out to my mom,’ or ‘I came out to my friends, and thank you for helping me do that.’ “

Rivera was not gay in real life; she was engaged to the rapper Big Sean, with whom she recorded a single in 2013. She later married the actor Ryan Dorsey, whom she divorced in 2018. After Glee ended in 2015, Rivera appeared on the Lifetime show Devious Maids and the YouTube Red series Step Up: High Water.