Amber Riley paid tribute to the late Glee costar Naya Rivera on Monday with a video singing a duet with her son Josey.
The actress, who died on Wednesday in what the police called a drowning, sang Skidamarink with her four-year-old son in the heartbreaking video.
The post was shared after the Ventura County authorities speculated that Naya may have drowned while helping Josey on their rented boat in Piru Lake.
As for: Amber Riley, 34, paid tribute to the late Glee costar Naya Rivera on Monday with a sweet video singing a duet with her son Josey, four. The 33-year-old actress’s body was restored on Friday after she drowned while sailing with her son
Naya was dressed in a black sweater and wearing black glasses in the video, which she seemed to have made while she was in bed with Josey.
He started the clip by mispronouncing the nonsensical title before his mother took part in ‘I love you’ while beaming at the camera.
“I love you in the morning and afternoon,” she sang, taking the lead and echoing her sweet tone.
When they reached the end of the video, Naya said, “Kiss?” and Josey gave her a cute kiss.
Intimate setting: Naya was dressed in a black sweater and wearing black glasses in the video, which she seemed to have shot while she was in bed with Josey
Close enough: He started the clip by mispronouncing the nonsensical title before his mom took part in ‘I love you’ while beaming to the camera
Tears: As soon as they reached the end of the video, Naya said, “Kiss?” and Josey gave her a cute kiss
“My favorite duet partner. I love you. I miss you, “Amber began caption.
“I have no words now, only a lot of feelings. Rest In Peace Angel, and know your family doesn’t have to worry about anything, ”she wrote.
On Sunday, 34-year-old Amber took to Twitter to tell her fans to “show respect” and urged them to pray for her safe return, even though police already thought she was dead at the time.
“Nobody owes anyone an achievement of grief online. This is very real and devastating. Focus on Naya and her family. We don’t, ”she added. “We don’t matter at the moment.”
Gone too fast: ‘My favorite duet partner. I love you. I miss you, “wrote Amber. “I have no words now, only a lot of feelings”; pictured together in 2014
Concentrating on her: On Sunday, Amber took to Twitter to ‘respect’ her fans and urged them to pray for her safe return, even though police already thought she was dead at the time
Amber appeared on Glee from the start as Mercedes Jones, an enemy of Naya’s cheerleader Santa Lopez.
After their characters solidified their friendship, Mercedes helped send Santana away by singing a moving version of Etta James’ At Last during Santana’s wedding to Brittany last season, which ended in 2015.
Naya was reported missing on Wednesday after renting a boat with her son Josey at Lake Piru, near Santa Clarita, California.
Her son was discovered sleeping on the now abandoned boat wearing a life jacket, although his mother was nowhere to be seen.
Missing: Naya was reported missing on Wednesday after her son was found alone and slept in a boat she rented earlier that day; shown in 2010
A life jacket for adults was also found on the boat, and Josey’s statements to the police that Naya had disappeared underwater led them to conclude that she had drowned.
Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayub announced on Monday that her body had been found in the lake by divers.
He speculated, based on Josey’s circumstances and statements, that she had helped the boy get back on the boat, but she had run out of energy to save herself in the current.
“It would be speculation at this point. There are many currents on the lake that mainly appear in the afternoon, ”he explained.
“We think it was mid-afternoon when she disappeared, maybe the idea was that the boat started to float, that it was not anchored, and that she had gathered enough energy to get her son back on the boat, but not enough to save himself. ”
Tragic: Naya’s body was found floating in the lake on Monday. Investigators believe she may have helped her son into the boat, but the currents made her too tired to save herself; still from Glee