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Netflix To Air One Of Naya Rivera's Final TV Appearances In New Series

Netflix To Air One Of Naya Rivera's Final TV Appearances In New Series

Streaming giants Netflix will air one of Naya Rivera's final TV appearances in a new series.

The Glee actress will appear posthumously in the American baking reality series Sugar Rush, which is believed to be her final TV appearance before her tragic death in Lake Piru, California earlier this month.

The screen star appears as a guest judge in the third episode of the baking show, which was filmed in February before the coronavirus crisis.

Sugar Rush will premiere on Netflix on Friday 31st July.

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The 'Glee' actress will appear posthumously in the American baking reality series 'Sugar Rush' (Credit: PA)
The 'Glee' actress will appear posthumously in the American baking reality series 'Sugar Rush' (Credit: PA)

Sugar Rush follows four teams as they battle it out in the kitchen for a $10,000 prize and is guest judged by Candace Nelson, Hunter March and Adriano Zumbo.

Deadline report that Netflix agreed the screening with Naya's manager, who in turn was in close contact with the screen star's family.

The publication writes that the show will air with the addition of an "on-screen note honouring the actress appearing before the opening credits."

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The TV favourite, 33, went missing on July 8th after taking her son Josey on a boat on Lake Piru, just outside of Los Angeles.

Josey was found in the boat asleep by himself, along with Naya's life jacket, ID and purse - but Naya was nowhere to been.


On the 13th July, Naya's body was found in the lake. Her death is officially said to have been caused by "drowning".

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Police concluded that Naya "mustered enough strength to save her son but not herself" when the pair went swimming in Lake Piru on Wednesday 8th July.

An autopsy determined that the death was accidental, there were no underlying causes or ailments and no drugs or alcohol present in her system.

The Glee actress was laid to rest last Friday (July 24th) at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills, not quite two-weeks after her body was discovered.

The memorial park has seen the funerals of many late legends, from Paul Walker to Lucille Ball to Nipsey Hussle.

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Deadline report that Netflix agreed the screening with Naya's manager, who in turn was in close contact with the screen star's family (Credit: PA)
Deadline report that Netflix agreed the screening with Naya's manager, who in turn was in close contact with the screen star's family (Credit: PA)

Naya's ex-husband Ryan Dorsey, the father to four-year-old son Josey, wrote a moving tribute on Instagram, posting: "Life just isn't fair. I don't know what to say...I'm thankful for our times and our journey that brought us together and gave us the sweetest and kindest smart little boy we could ever hope for."

Our thoughts go out to Ryan and Naya's family.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Glee, TV and Film, TV News, TV Entertainment

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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