Naya Rivera’s Family Speaks Out For The1st Time Since Her Tragic Death: ‘HeavenGained Our Sassy Angel’


Naya Rivera’s family released a heartfelt statement that thanked friends and fans for their ‘outpouring of love and prayers’ for their ‘beautiful legend’, one day after her body was found at Lake Piru.

Naya Rivera‘s family is speaking out about the inconceivable loss of the actress in an official statement that was released to Deadline on July 14, just one day after her body was found on Lake Piru. After being missing for five days, the Glee star’s passing at the age of 33 was confirmed by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, and friends and fans have been mourning ever since. Her manager, Gladys Gonzalez, released the statement to the outlet on the family’s behalf.

“We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week,” the statment read. “While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honor her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit. Naya was an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister.”

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