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High Water” Co-Stars and Other Celebrities Remember Naya Rivera

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From Seventeen

Naya Rivera’s family and friends are mourning her death after her body was found at Lake Piru, where she disappeared several days before.

According to officials, the actress accidentally drowned after going out swimming with her son, Josey. “She mustered enough energy to get her son back onto the boat, but not enough to save herself,” Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub said, according to CNN.

The actress was only 33 at the time of her death and was starring in the YouTube original series Step Up: High Water. The series was announced to move to Starz with the next season, which was set to start filming after restrictions were lifted. Rivera is also well known for her role as Santana Lopez on Glee. She first started her career as a child actress with roles on Full House and Family

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Demi Lovato and Heather Morris Ask Fans to Pray as Naya Rivera Is Reported Missing After Boat Ride

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From Cosmopolitan

Naya Rivera’s friends and loved ones are asking fans to pray amid news that she was reported missing following a boat ride with her son, Josey, on Wednesday, July 8. Demi Lovato, who appeared alongside Naya on Glee, shared a photo of a lit candle to Instagram Stories and wrote, “Please pray for @NayaRivera to be found safe and sound.”

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Glee actress Heather Morris also posted to Instagram Stories, writing, “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light,” while star Harry Shum Jr. tweeted, “Praying.”

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Additional friends and costars of Naya’s—including Victoria Justice—also tweeted that they were praying for her safe return:

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