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Actress Naya Rivera has finally been laid to rest.
Rivera was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on July 24, according to her death certificate, which confirms that Rivera’s cause of death was “drowning” and states that she died within a manner of “[minutes].”
The former “Glee” star rented a boat for her and her 4-year-old son on Wednesday afternoon. Another boater found the child by himself on the boat three hours later. The boy reportedly told investigators that they were swimming, but Rivera never returned to the boat.
At the time, Sheriff Bill Ayub speculated that Rivera struggled to get her son onto the boat before she drowned.
“She must have mustered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save herself,” he said at the news conference. Rivera was confirmed dead at age 33 on July 13.
Authorities believed that Rivera’s body was most likely trapped in the vegetation under the lake for several days before floating to the top. Ayub stated that there was no indication of foul play or suicide.
Rivera is best known for her role as Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015). She was also signed to Columbia Records as a solo artist in 2011 and released a single in 2013, “Sorry,” featuring rapper Big Sean.
On Friday (July 31), it was revealed that she would appear posthumously in a “Sugar Rush: Extra Sweet” as a guest judge in the third season of the baking competition, which premieres in both the US and UK today (July 31).