Rivera’s funeral date was July 24. Her cause of death is listed as an accidental drowning, and her date of death is July 13 — five days after she went missing at Lake Piru in Ventura County, Calif.
The 33-year-old actress took her 4-year-old son, Josey, out for an afternoon on the lake on July 8. Mother and son were in the water when things went awry and Rivera lifted him back onto the boat.
Rivera drowned within minutes of being submerged in the lake, her death certificate states. Josey was found safely on the boat and was able to tell authorities what happened to his mother.
Days later, Rivera’s family broke their silence to thank those who recovered her body.
“We extend endless gratitude and ovation to the heroine who found her. Thank you to her fiends, colleagues, and fans for your continued support,” the family said. “Heaven gained our sassy angel. We kindly request that our privacy be respected during this very difficult time.”