Fans of the late actress Naya Rivera are planning to remember her next month with a candlelight vigil memorial at Lake Piru, California where her body was recovered from on Monday after she drowned at 33.
A Twitter fan page called The Naya Rivera Army, which has more than 19,700 followers under the handle @NAYAarmy, has advertised an event for Saturday, August 1 at 5 p.m. PT at 4780 Piru Canyon Road in Piru, Calif.
‘It’s a little far away mostly to give people that are traveling, time to take off work and be able to be a part of this,’ a tweet from the account read. ‘Time is at 5 since it gets hot but doesn’t mean you can’t be there before. I hope many of you can make it! Share it to those you think might want to go!’
The vigil is slated to be held less than a month after the Glee star’s tragic death at 33. She had gone missing July 8 while she took her son Josey, four, out on a boat ride.
Josey was found safe and sleeping on the boat in the hours following his mom’s disappearance.
Rivera’s body was subsequently discovered July 13, as authorities with Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office said Rivera had died due to accidental drowning. Officials said they used dental records to use the actress, and that nothing indicated drugs or alcohol were linked to the tragic incident.
The actress is survived by Josey, parents Yolanda and George Rivera, brother Mychal and sister Nickayla.
In a statement, Rivera’s relatives called her ‘an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter and sister,’ adding that ‘Heaven gained our sassy angel.’
The family said it was ‘so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week. ‘While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honor her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit.’
The family sent their gratitude toward ‘the men and women of the Ventura, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Departments for [their] commitment and unwavering effort to find Naya.’