Popular actress and Hollywood star Naya Rivera, who’s known for her work on musical series, ‘Glee’, reportedly went missing. The actress was presumed dead after her four-year-old son, Josey was found floating alone on a boat in the middle of Lake Peru, California.
According to the international news portal, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department began the search for a presumed drowned victim. The 33-year-old had rented a boat for the afternoon with her son. The staff went out to look for the boat when they didn’t return on time. Apparently, all they found was the child without any sign of Naya. According to reports, the actress was swimming in the lake with her son, but she didn’t return and only the boy got back.
Naya Rivera is popular for playing cheerleader Santana Lopez in Glee. The musical comedy TV series ran on the Fox network from 2009 to 2015.
What is known about the boating incident?
Josey, Naya’s son was apparently spotted by another boater after a period of three hours after she had rented. CBS Los Angeles reported, quoting the Sheriff’s office.
The report said that the boy notified investigators that he and his mother were swimming – but she never got back into the boat.
The sheriff department has apparently closed the lake to the public as the search continued on Thursday. Many diving teams across the region came to help.
Officer Chris Dyer of the Ventura County Sheriff’s office announced that authorities would be “switching efforts” to a search and recovery operation.
“We’re presuming that an accident happened, we’re presuming that she drowned in the lake,” he said. “There are no signs of foul play, no signs that anything went wrong, besides a tragic accident.“
Around 80 trained search-and-rescue personnel are still vigorously scouring for Rivera, using helicopters, boats, and ground teams, police said.
“The goal is still to bring Ms Rivera home to her family so they can have some closure,” Mr Dyer said.
On July 7, Rivera posted on Twitter a picture of herself and her son with a caption “just the two of us“.
The film fraternity has been constantly calling for prayers for Naya Rivera who is feared missing.
Another of the show’s stars, Heather Morris, wrote in her Instagram story: “We need all the prayers we can get to bring our Naya back home to us. We need your love and light.”
Jackée Harry, who appeared in the sitcom The Royal Family, posted a clip of her acting alongside Rivera.
“Please God, don’t cut this life short,” she said.
Why Twitterati Is Calling The Glee Cast Cursed?
As soon as the news about Naya Rivera missing broke the twitter got filled up with tweets. Several Netizens started tweeting with hashtags like #FindNaya and #PrayForNaya and it became trending.
However, several netizens were able to realise a pattern about the cast of Tv show ‘Glee‘. Even since the show went on air, several times something mysterious or tragic happened to the cast.
Cory Monteith, a Canadian actor who played the role of Finn Hudson on the TV show, passed away in 2013 due to alcohol and heroin overdose.
Shortly Twitter was bombarded with tweets about the ‘Glee curse’ as Twitterati started theorizing if the show was ‘cursed’. Twitter users started speculating about several conspiracy theories about the show. They also compiled a list of all the bizarre stuff which have happened to the ‘Glee’ cast members.
From Cory Monteith’s tragic demise in 2013, Mark Salling’s ‘child pornography’ charges and his alleged suicide, to Becca Tobin’s boyfriend’s mysterious death and now, Naya’s disappearance. These are just a few in the long list of tragedies the show is haunted by.
This netizen couldn’t help but wonder if the cast of the TV show is ‘cursed’.
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