WATCH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BET SHOWS

Naya Rivera Laid To Rest Two Weeks After Drowning

The ‘Glee’ actress was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles.

Naya Rivera has been peacefully laid to rest.

The Glee actress was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on Monday (July 24), according to her official death certificate. 

RELATED: Heartbreaking Picture Of Naya Rivera's Mother Visiting Lake Where She Went Missing

Rivera was first reported missing on July 8 after she disappeared during a boating trip at Ventura County’s Lake Piru when she rented a pontoon boat with her 4-year-old son Josey Dorsey. 

After her boat was overdue for return following its three-hour rental, staff went out to Lake Piru to search for the boat. Finding it at the north side of the lake, a staff member found Josey wearing a life jacket sleeping alone on board with Rivera nowhere to be found. 

RELATED: Naya Rivera's Ex-Husband Shares Heartbreaking Message About Her Death

An adult life jacket reportedly to be provided to Rivera was still on the boat. 

Josey later told investigators that he and his mother had been swimming in the lake and that he got back on the pontoon boat but she did not. 

Rivera’s body was recovered in Lake Piru on July 13, nearly a week after she was reported missing. 

"Sister,⁣ ⁣There are no words to describe my love for you. Side by side or miles apart, our connection is infinite. Our bond is unbreakable,” Naya Rivera’s sister, Nickayla Rivera wrote in an Instagram tribute. “We were complete opposites, yet simultaneously the same. The yin to my yang. I never knew that by losing you, I would find so much of you in myself."

“My shmaya, I’ll love you for eternity & miss you every second of my life,” she concluded in her post. 

The Ventura County Medical Examiner announced Rivera’s cause of death as drowning and that the manner of her death was ruled an accident. 

Latest News

Subscribe for BET Updates

Provide your email address to receive our newsletter.

Select the types of notification you would like to receive from us. Please note, you must choose at least one.


By clicking subscribe, I consent to receiving newsletters and other marketing emails. Newsletters are subject to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Users can unsubscribe at any time.