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Naya Rivera's Dad Reveals Something Heartbreaking About Their Final FaceTime Call

Naya Rivera's Dad Reveals Something Heartbreaking About Their Final FaceTime Call

Naya Rivera‘s dad George is opening up about an incredibly difficult subject.

The 64-year-old father of the late Glee alum, who tragically died at 33 in a drowning accident in 2020 in Lake Piru while with her young son Josey, spoke to People about their final call.

Find out what he said…

“She would always bounce stuff off me, and she wanted to go swimming with Josey out in the middle of the lake,” he reveled.

He said Naya told him the boat didn’t have an anchor, and George realized that going into the lake to swim would be a bad idea.

“I could see that the wind was blowing and my stomach was just cringing. I kept telling her, ‘Don’t get out of the boat! Don’t get out of the boat! It will drift away when you’re in the water.’”

He said the call cut out about three minutes afterward.

“It was just heartbreaking,” he went on to say of the call, during which he took a final screenshot of Naya smiling under the boat’s canopy.

“I had this bad feeling that was just killing me,” he continued.

It was later determined by a medical examiner that Naya drowned after going into the water and exhausting herself while struggling to get Josey back into the boat after a swim.

“It’s still pretty much a big blur of pain almost a year later. Things are slowly coming a little more into focus, but I don’t know if I’ll ever find closure from this. I miss her every day,” he said.

Ryan Dorsey, Josey‘s dad, recently remembered Naya in a post for Mother’s Day.

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