Naya Rivera's Fans Hold Emotional Vigil at California Lake Where Actress Drowned



“Without Glee, I swear I would not be here. I would not be alive. That’s just a fact,” one fan said at the vigil, according to CBS Los Angeles.

“After seeing them on TV, I was like it is okay to be different,” said another fan.

The memorial took place almost three weeks after Morris and other Glee cast members came together at the lake to pay their respects. Rivera, 33, was confirmed dead on the same day.

Rivera was reported missing on July 8, after her son Josey was found alone on a pontoon boat at the Southern California lake, where the pair had been swimming. After Josey was found, he told investigators that while he got back in the boat after they had been swimming, she did not.

A day later, authorities announced that Rivera was presumed dead.

On July 14, the Ventura County Medical Examiner announced that an autopsy had been conducted and revealed Rivera's death was ruled an accidental drowning.

The star was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Los Angeles on July 24, according to her death certificate, which was previously obtained by PEOPLE.

The document, filed in Ventura County, California, confirmed that Rivera's cause of death was "drowning" and states that she died within a matter of "[minutes]."

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