The creators of “Glee” are making sure that Naya Rivera’s son, Josey, will be taken care of in the wake of her tragic death. Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan announced that they’d be creating a college fund for the four-year-old.
The trio shared how “heartbroken” they were over their friend’s death, and how talented she was. “It didn't take more than an episode or two for us to realize that we had lucked into finding one of the most talented, special stars we would ever have the pleasure of working with.” they noted. They praised Rivera for being someone who could act, dance, sing, and “nail a joke as well as she could crush you with an emotional scene,” and added, “She could move between being scary tough and deeply vulnerable with ease. She was a joy to write for, a joy to direct and a joy to be around.”
Meanwhile, Naya’s family has released a statement to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and prayers over the past week. “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.” They also thanked the men and women of Ventura, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Departments for their commitment and unwavering effort to find her.
Also, officials have completed Rivera’s autopsy and confirmed that she died by drowning. After identifying the body using dental records, they said that their findings were consistent with a drowning and the condition of the body was consistent with the amount of time she was submerged. They added, “There is no indication from the investigation or examination that drugs or alcohol played a role in the decedent’s death, but specimens will be submitted for toxicology testing.”