Fans Celebrate Life Of Naya Rivera At Vigil Nearly A Month After Drowning

LAKE PIRU (CBSLA) — Fans gathered near Lake Piru on Saturday evening for a vigil in honor of former “Glee” actress Naya Rivera.

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One by one, fans shared stories about the 33-year-old’s impact on their life through her on-screen portrayal of Santana Lopez, a fictional lesbian character, on “Glee.”

Rivera was found dead last month days after she went missing in the lake.

The actress and her 4-year-old son had been on a pontoon boat and a 911 call was sent out after he was seen sleeping alone on the boat after the boat was due to be returned.

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Authorities believe Rivera began struggling in the water and was able to get her son to safety before she eventually drowned.

Rivera was laid to rest on July 24 in a small funeral service of family and friends, including “Glee” cast members, sources told Entertainment Tonight.