Naya Rivera: Lea Michele Honors Glee Co-Star on Anniversary of Cory Monteith’s Death | The independent
Lea Michele paid tribute to Naya Rivera, whose body was found on her compatriot’s birthday Joy the death of star Cory Monteith.
Rivera’s body was found Monday (July 13) in Lake Piru, Calif., Five days after the 33-year-old went missing.
Authorities had been searching the lake since July 8, when Rivera went missing after renting a pontoon with her four-year-old son.
Monteith died of an overdose on July 13, 2013. Michele posted two black and white photos of Rivera and Monteith on Instagram Stories.
A few days ago, Michele – who played Rachel Berry on the hit Fox series – deleted her Twitter account after being trolled for not posting a post about Rivera’s disappearance.
Following the news, Michele’s co-stars Amber Riley and Kevin McHale urged fans to stop judging fellow cast members who have yet to post on Rivera.
Other stars to pay tribute to Rivera include Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Kathy Griffin.
Rivera, 33, started her acting career at an early age and rose to world fame as the cheerleader Santana Lopez in Joy, which aired on Fox from 2009 to 2015.
Rivera’s son, Josey Hollis Dorsey, four, told investigators his mother brought him back to the deck of their rented boat before looking back and seeing her disappear underwater, said the authorities.
“She must have mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save herself,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said at a press conference.