‘Glee’ star Naya Rivera found dead at California lake

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FILE - Actress Naya Rivera arrives at Logo's NewNowNext Awards in Los Angeles on April 13, 2013. Authorities say former “Glee” star Naya Rivera is missing and being searched for at a Southern California lake. Rivera played Santana, a cheerleader in the musical-comedy “Glee” that aired on Fox from 2009 until 2015. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Authorities say “Glee” star Naya Rivera has been found dead at a Southern California lake.

Ventura County sheriff’s officials confirmed at a news conference that the body found floating in Lake Piru earlier Monday was the 33-year-old Rivera.

The discovery came five days after Rivera’s 4-year-old son was found asleep and alone on a rented boat.

Authorities said the following day they believed Rivera had drowned.

She is the third star of the Fox musical-comedy series “Glee” to die in their 30s.

Her death was confirmed exactly seven years after co-star Corey Monteith died.

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