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Naya Rivera's Mom Reveals Her Final Conversation with Her Daughter, Painfully Recalls Learning She Was Missing

Naya Rivera's Mom Reveals Her Final Conversation with Her Daughter, Painfully Recalls Learning She Was Missing

It has been nearly one year since Naya Rivera‘s tragic death after she drowned on Lake Piru while boating with her son Josey, who was four at the time.

Naya‘s death was announced on July 13, 2020 after a search in the Lake recovered her body.

Now, Naya‘s mom and sister are remembering their beloved family member in a new interview, released today.

Click inside to see what they shared on GMA this morning…

“It was a beautiful morning. I missed two of her FaceTime calls,” Naya‘s mom, Yolanda Previtire, told ABC. “I called her back and I said, ‘Naya, where are you?’ And she’s like, ‘Me and [my 5-year-old son], Josey, we’re gonna go to the lake and I was gonna have him fish.’ I told her, ‘The lake’s getting choppy,’ and I said, ‘I love you. Call me when you get off the water.’”

“We had a beautiful conversation. The sun was kissing her face, and she was just beautiful. She had a white, beautiful swimming suit on, and she was glowing,” she said, adding that she took FaceTime photos during their convo. “Thank God I took the pictures because they were able to look at the topography of the land to locate where they were.”

Upon learning that Josey was found but Naya was missing, Yolanda said, “It was almost like a force. I don’t know what it was, but I literally was just pushed backwards. I just ran backwards, if you can imagine, just screaming and I ended up in the bathroom. I slammed the door, I was on the floor and I had to gather myself,” she said.

Our thoughts are with Naya‘s friends, family, and loved ones right now as they continue to grieve.

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