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American actress and singer

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Naya Rivera: American actress and singer
Naya Marie Rivera was an American actress, singer, and model. She began her career as a child actress and model, appearing in national television commercials before landing the role of Hillary Winston on the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family (1991–1992) at the age of four and earning a nomination for a Young Artist Award at five. After a series of recurring television roles and guest spots as a teenager, Rivera got her breakthrough role in 2009 as lesbian cheerleader Santana Lopez on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015). For the role, she received critical acclaim and various awards, as well as three Grammy nominations.

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Jane Lynch: Naya Rivera's d*ath was 'gut-wrenching' [Video]

Jane Lynch: Naya Rivera's d*ath was 'gut-wrenching'

Rivera was confirmed d*ad on July 13 after her body was recovered at Lake Piru in California following a six-day search.

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Gloria Estefan: "It was a joy to play Naya Rivera's mum" [Video]

Gloria Estefan: "It was a joy to play Naya Rivera's mum"

Gloria Estefan has shared her feelings about playing Naya Rivera's mother on the show Glee.

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Naya Rivera laid to rest [Video]

Naya Rivera laid to rest

Tragic actress Naya Rivera has been laid to rest after drowning in California's Lake Piru earlier this month.

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Naya Rivera‘s younger sister celebrates 'unbreakable bond' with late actress [Video]

Naya Rivera‘s younger sister celebrates 'unbreakable bond' with late actress

Naya Rivera‘s younger sister Nickayla has penned a heartbreaking tribute in honour of her late sister.

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Ex-Husband Ryan Dorsey Posts Moving Tribute To 'Glee' Star Naya Rivera [Video]

Ex-Husband Ryan Dorsey Posts Moving Tribute To 'Glee' Star Naya Rivera

CNN reports Naya Rivera's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey posted a heartbreaking tribute to the actress on Instagram. Rivera died at age 33 in a boating accident at Lake Piru, California. The actress was best..

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Amber Riley has 'cried until tear ducts dried out' following Naya Rivera's de*th [Video]

Amber Riley has 'cried until tear ducts dried out' following Naya Rivera's de*th

Amber Riley has cried so much that her "tear ducts have dried out" following the de*th of her former Glee co-star Naya Rivera.

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Amber Riley reveals how she remembers Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith every day [Video]

Amber Riley reveals how she remembers Naya Rivera and Cory Monteith every day

Amber Riley has penned a heartfelt tribute to her late friend and 'Glee' co-star Naya Rivera, and admitted she says the actress' name, and her late pal Cory Monteith's, every day to remember them.

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Naya Rivera's d*ath is a nightmare for Chris Colfer [Video]

Naya Rivera's d*ath is a nightmare for Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer has penned a touching tribute to his late Glee co-star Naya Rivera, saying he was "blessed beyond belief" to call her his friend.

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Heather Morris wants to 'enjoy life' for Naya Rivera [Video]

Heather Morris wants to 'enjoy life' for Naya Rivera

Heather Morris wants to "enjoy life" for her late friend Naya Rivera.

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Chris Colfer: Losing Naya Rivera has been a 'nightmare' [Video]

Chris Colfer: Losing Naya Rivera has been a 'nightmare'

Chris Colfer says "the process of losing" his 'Glee' co-star and friend Naya Rivera has been "such a nightmare".

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Heather Morris' husband helping her through grief following Naya Rivera's de*th [Video]

Heather Morris' husband helping her through grief following Naya Rivera's de*th

Glee star Heather Morris has revealed how she's dealing with her grief following the death of her friend Naya Rivera in a candid Instagram post.

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Glee stars visit Naya Rivera memorial at Lake Piru [Video]

Glee stars visit Naya Rivera memorial at Lake Piru

Former Glee stars Iqbal Theba and Dot Jones have paid a visit to a memorial for Naya Rivera set up at Lake Piru.

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Trending: Buckingham Palace release pictures from Princess Beatrice's wedding, Big Sean pays tribute to ex Naya Rivera and Ryan  [Video]

Trending: Buckingham Palace release pictures from Princess Beatrice's wedding, Big Sean pays tribute to ex Naya Rivera and Ryan

In case you missed it, here's what's trending right now....

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Big Sean is 'grieving and in shock' over Naya Rivera's death [Video]

Big Sean is 'grieving and in shock' over Naya Rivera's death

Big Sean has paid an emotional tribute to his former fiancee Naya Rivera and admitted he is "still grieving and in shock".

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Heather Morris vows to honour Naya Rivera every day [Video]

Heather Morris vows to honour Naya Rivera every day

Heather Morris has vowed to "do something every day to honour" Naya Rivera, after the 'Glee' star tragically died in a drowning accident.

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A touching tribute: Naya Rivera's fans organising candlelight vigil [Video]

A touching tribute: Naya Rivera's fans organising candlelight vigil

Naya Rivera's fans are organising a candlelight vigil at Lake Piru, California to remember the late actress.

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Naya Rivera's fans organising candlelight vigil at Lake Piru [Video]

Naya Rivera's fans organising candlelight vigil at Lake Piru

Naya Rivera's fans are organising a candlelight vigil for the late actress on the banks of the lake that claimed her life.

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Nick Cannon "Ashamed" of Anti-Semitic Comments, Heather Morris Pens Tribute to Naya Rivera & More News | THR News [Video]

Nick Cannon "Ashamed" of Anti-Semitic Comments, Heather Morris Pens Tribute to Naya Rivera & More News | THR News

Nick Cannon is apologizing after receiving criticism for using anti-Semitic language, Chris Evans was so moved by the story of a boy saving his younger sister from a dog attack and Heather Morris has..

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Heather Morris listening to friend Naya Rivera's songs as she copes with her de*th [Video]

Heather Morris listening to friend Naya Rivera's songs as she copes with her de*th

Glee star Heather Morris has broken her silence about her friend and co-star Naya Rivera's death days after begging search and rescue officials to let her help them find her when she disappeared during..

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Fans host candlelight vigil for 'Glee' star Naya Rivera at Lake Piru nearly a month after death

Naya Rivera lives on in our hearts, as fans gathered at Lake Piru to hold a heartwarming vigil for the late "Glee" actress on Saturday.
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'Glee' star Naya Rivera laid to rest, died within minutes, according to reports

Naya Rivera has been laid to rest after drowning in a California lake earlier this month. Here are the reported details from her death certificate.
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Naya Rivera: Glee star's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey posts emotional tribute

Late Glee star Naya Rivera's ex-husband says things will never be the same again for their son.
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Naya Rivera's ex Ryan Dorsey speaks out for first time since her death: 'Hold your loved ones close'

Ryan Dorsey, ex-husband to the late Naya Rivera and father to son Josey, spoke out for the first time since the actress died earlier this month.
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'I can't believe this is real': Big Sean breaks silence on ex-fiancée Naya Rivera's death

Naya Rivera died from drowning last week after she disappeared at a lake in California from a boat she rented with her son.
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Big Sean Posts Heartfelt Messsage on Ex-Fiancée Naya Rivera’s Passing

Still “grieving and in shock,” Big Sean took to Instagram early Saturday morning to post a heartfelt message about the late Naya Rivera who was found dead on Wednesday in a drowning incident. Sean..
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'Glee' creators announce college fund for late actor Naya Rivera's son

'glee' creators announce college fund for late actor naya rivera's son
'Glee' creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan have announced that they are creating a college fund for the show's star Naya Rivera's four-year-old son, following the actor's death at the..
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Naya Rivera's cause of death revealed

naya rivera's cause of death revealed
The Ventura County Medical Examiner has confirmed the identity of the body and has determined her cause of death to be drowning and the manner of death is accident. "The autopsy findings are...
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Dianna Agron Pays Tribute To Naya Rivera In Touching Instagram Post

dianna agron pays tribute to naya rivera in touching instagram post
Dianna Agron remembered Naya Rivera on Instagram one day after her body was discovered in Lake Piru. The actress celebrated her former Glee...
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Naya Rivera: Glee star died of accidental drowning, California officials say

Her body was found several days after she went missing last week during a boating trip with her son.
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Naya Rivera’s Death Ruled Accidental Drowning

No traumatic injuries or disease were found, the medical examiner said.
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Remembering Naya Rivera: 'Landslide,' 'Smooth Criminal' and more of her best 'Glee' moments

Naya Rivera knew how to jazz up a scene. We're looking back on some of her best moments and performances as Santana Lopez on "Glee."
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Here's the latest for Tuesday July 14th: Texas holds primary runoff as coronavirus rates surge; Navy ship fire in San Diego prompts new worries; 5 shot in NYC; Body of Naya Rivera found.  
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'Rest sweet Naya': Ricky Martin, 'Glee's Lea Michele, more stars react to Naya Rivera's tragic death

"Glee" cast members and Hollywood stars mourned the loss of Naya Rivera following confirmation of her death in a tragic accident six days ago.
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Naya Rivera: Glee cast and other stars pay tribute

Lea Michele and Jane Lynch are among those paying respect, after the actress's death was confirmed.
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Glee actress Naya Rivera dies at 33 after tragic boat accident, body recovered from Lake Piru

glee actress naya rivera dies at 33 after tragic boat accident, body recovered from lake piru
Actor Naya Rivera, best known for playing Santana Lopez on hit TV musical drama 'Glee,' has been found dead on Monday in Lake Piru, California. She was 33 years old and was found missing a few...
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Naya Rivera: Glee actress's career in pictures

The actress, whose body has been found at a US lake, was one of the stars of the hit US TV series.
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Body of Naya Rivera Found at California Lake, Authorities Say

Ms. Rivera, 33, went missing last week after going boating in Lake Piru with her young son.
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Body found in California lake during search for Naya Rivera

body found in california lake during search for naya rivera
The body was recovered from the lake where the ‘Glee’ star went swimming days earlier A body was recovered from Lake Piru on Monday during the search for Naya Rivera, who went missing five days..
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Body found at California lake where 'Glee' actress Naya Rivera presumably drowned

A body has been found on the Southern California lake where "Glee" actress Naya Rivera disappeared Wednesday from a boat, authorities confirmed.
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Naya Rivera: Police find body in search for Glee star

The star went missing on Thursday after going boating with her young son at a lake in California.
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ShowBiz Minute: Preston, Keough, Rivera

Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, has died at the age of 57; Grandson of Elvis Presley has died at age 27, agent says; The search to find Naya Rivera resumed on Sunday and will now..
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Naya Rivera disappearance: Police shares update after searching surrounding buildings: Nothing came of it

naya rivera disappearance: police shares update after searching surrounding buildings: nothing came of it
Attach Main Entertaiment Image: naya-rivera-disappearance-police-shares-update-after-searching-surrounding-buildings-nothing-came-of-it.jpg The search for Naya Rivera continues as there is no sign of..
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Search for Glee actress expands to nearby cabins

The search to find "Glee" TV show star Naya Rivera in a Southern California lake resumed on Sunday and will now include boats and expand to nearby cabins. Officials believe Rivera, 33, drowned in Lake..
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Search for Naya Rivera continues: Authorities use sonar to navigate murky waters

Authorities have shared the methods by which they are searching for actress Naya Rivera who is presumed dead after disappearing from a rented boat.
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Naya Rivera search continues as authorities release underwater footage

naya rivera search continues as authorities release underwater footage
Two days since the disappearance of actor Naya Rivera, the search continues at Lake Piru with no sign of the star in sight. Authorities have now released underwater footage from the area where the Glee..
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Naya Rivera's disappearance is a hard reminder

naya rivera's disappearance is a hard reminder
(CNN)Actress Naya Rivera, perhaps best known for her turn as Santana Lopez on the campy Fox dramedy "Glee," was presumed dead on Thursday after disappearing at a California lake, authorities said...
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Officials seek 'closure' for family in Rivera search

Authorities renewed the search Friday for "Glee" star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. (July 10)  
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Naya Rivera: CCTV of star boarding boat

The Glee star went missing on Wednesday after hiring a boat with her four-year-old son in California.
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Naya Rivera: Is she latest victim of 'curse' of beloved TV musical series 'Glee'?

Can a TV show be cursed? The death of Naya Rivera of "Glee" in a California lake adds another to the grim toll among the beloved show's cast and crew.
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Naya Rivera appears to have drowned in ‘tragic accident’; search continues for ‘Glee’ star

naya rivera appears to have drowned in ‘tragic accident’; search continues for ‘glee’ star
Authorities planned Friday to renew the search for “Glee” star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. Rivera, 33,..
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Naya Rivera security cam video, 911 call released

Authorities planned Friday to keep searching for "Glee" star Naya Rivera, who is believed to have drowned in a Southern California lake while boating with her 4-year-old son. Security cam video and a..
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Naya Rivera: Glee star likely drowned in tragic accident, police say

Naya Rivera was reported missing after going on a boating trip with her four-year-old son.
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In CA: Search continues for 'Glee' star's body; education lawsuits pile up

Actress Naya Rivera is presumed dead after going missing during a boat trip in Ventura County. The state and the University of California file lawsuits against the Trump administration. And a tired..
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'Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing at a lake in California

'glee' actress naya rivera is missing at a lake in california
(CNN)Rescuers will resume their search Thursday morning for "Glee" actress Naya Rivera after she went missing from a lake in Southern California. Rivera, 33, vanished from Lake Piru in Ventura County..
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Naya Rivera search, Trump's tax returns, Berman's testimony: 5 things to know Thursday

The search for actress Naya Rivera will resume, The Supreme Court decision on Trump's tax returns is expected and more news to start your Thursday.
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Glee star Naya Rivera missing after boat trip with son

A search is under way after the actress's four-year-old is found alone in a boat on a California lake.
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Actress Naya Rivera, best known for her role on 'Glee', presumed dead after disappearing from boat on Southern California lake

Actress Naya Rivera, best known for her role on "Glee," is presumed dead after she disappeared from a rented boat on a Southern California lake.
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