Naya Rivera: Glee star died of accidental drowning, California officials say

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – Actress Naya Rivera died of accidental drowning, officials in California have said after a post-mortem examination.

“The cause of death is drowning, and the manner of death is accident,” the Ventura County’s Medical Examiner said.

The 33-year-old, best known for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee, went missing during last Wednesday’s boat trip with her son at Lake Piru.

After a long search, divers found her body on Monday, prompting an outpouring of love and sympathy from her co-stars.

Rivera was first reported missing last Wednesday, after she had rented a pontoon boat with her four-year-old son at Lake Piru, north-west of Los Angeles.

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