Naya Rivera appears in season 3 of Sugar Rush, which will appear on Netflix three weeks after the death of the actress at the age of 33.
The Glee alum filmed her episode as a guest judge on the series of baking contests in Los Angeles in February, shortly before production in the US ended due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is believed to be her last TV appearance. Friday, July 31, the entire season starts streaming.
Deadline Thursday, July 30, reported that Netflix consulted Rivera’s manager Gladys Gonzalez – who has been in close contact with her family since the tragedy – in deciding what to do with the images. The streaming platform chose to release the episode as scheduled, with a note honoring the late star appearing before the end credits.
The Cunning girls Alum was reported missing on July 8 after her 4-year-old son, Josey, was found on a pontoon boat off Piru Lake in California. Her body was restored on July 13. Her cause of death would drown.
Rivera was buried on Friday, July 24 in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles.
Her family broke their silence on July 14 after her death was confirmed. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey and our family over the past week,” the statement said. “As we mourn the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honor her eternal legacy and magnetic spirit. Naya was a great talent, but was an even bigger person, mother, daughter and sister. ”
The statement continued: “Thank you to the men and women of the Sherura, Ventura, Tulare, and San Luis Obispo County Branches for their efforts and unremitting efforts to find Naya. We are endlessly grateful and oval for the heroine who found her. Thank you to her friends, colleagues and fans for your continued support. Heaven got our spirited angel. We kindly request you to respect our privacy in this very difficult time. ”
Rivera’s ex-husband, Ryan Dorsey – with whom she shared Josey – wrote on Saturday July 25th through their son’s Instagram: ‘He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you. We will always love you. “
Season 3 of Sugar Rush premieres on Netflix, Friday, July 31.
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