Naya Rivera was remembered by her family members Tuesday as an “amazing talent” and “even bigger person” a day soon after her entire body was recovered from a Southern California lake.
“While we grieve the reduction of our stunning legend, we are blessed to honor her eternal legacy and magnetic spirit,” Rivera’s spouse and children mentioned in a assertion to Deadline.
“Naya was an amazing talent, but was an even bigger person, mother, daughter and sister,” the relatives wrote.
Rivera, 33, disappeared last Wednesday following she took a pontoon boat out on Lake Piru with her 4-calendar year-old son Josey.
Her overall body was recovered by authorities Monday and by Tuesday an autopsy on her stays confirmed her result in of death as drowning.
Investigators consider she died after mustering plenty of energy to get her shortly safely and securely out of the h2o, then falling underneath the surface.
“We feel it was mid-afternoon when she went swimming, the plan currently being, possibly, that the boat started drifting … and that she mustered enough electrical power to get her son back again on the boat but not ample to help you save herself,” Ventura County Sheriff William Ayub explained to reporters at a press conference held immediately after the discovery of her body Monday.
He included that “[Her son Josey] explained remaining served into the boat by Naya, who boosted him on to the deck from powering. He looked again and observed her vanish less than the surface area of the water.”
The “Glee” star’s family thanked authorities for their lookup and recovery endeavours.
“We extend countless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who identified her,” the family statement reported.
“Heaven acquired our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be highly regarded in the course of this really difficult time.”