December 10, 2012

Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American Singer, Killed in Plane Crash!!!! (PICS + VIDEO)

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DivaWhispers sends out our condolences to the 43 year old Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera.  Born and raised in California, Jenni was best known for her Nortena and Banda-style tunes.

MONTERREY, Mexico — The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying  Mexican-American singing superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there are no apparent  survivors, authorities said.
Transportation and Communications Minister  Gerardo Ruiz Esparza said that “everything points toward” it being the  U.S.-registered Learjet 25 carrying Rivera and six other people from Monterrey  en route to Toluca, Mexico. The plane had gone missing after takeoff early  Sunday.
“There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human” in  the wreckage,” Ruiz Esparza told the Televisa network.
Authorities had  not confirmed that Rivera was among the dead.
Jorge Domene, spokesman  for Nuevo Leon’s government, said the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m. after  Rivera gave a concert there and aviation authorities lost contact with the craft  about 10 minutes later. It had been scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside  Mexico City, about an hour later.
Also aboard the plane were her  publicist, lawyer, makeup artist and the flight crew.
The 43-year-old  who was born and raised in Long Beach, California, is one of the biggest stars  of the Mexican regional style known as grupero music, which is influenced by the  norteno, cumbia and ranchera styles.



Jenni Rivera performs at the 2009  Billboard Latin Music Awards in Miami.

The so-called “Diva de la Banda” was beloved by fans on both sides of the  border for such songs as “De Contrabando” and “La Gran Senora.”
She  recently won two Billboard Mexican Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year and  Banda Album of the Year for “Joyas prestadas: Banda.”
The singer,  businesswoman and actress appeared in the indie film Filly Brown, as the  incarcerated mother of Filly Brown, and has her own reality shows including “I  Love Jenni” and “Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis and Raq-C” and her daughter’s  “Chiquis ‘n Control.”


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A plane carrying Jenni Rivera, seen  here at Lilith 2010 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California,  along with seven others has crashed in northern Mexico, authorities say.

Rivera had given a concert before thousands of fans in Monterrey on Saturday  night. After the concert she gave a press conference during which she spoke of  her emotional state following her recent divorce from former Major League  Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza, who played for teams including the New York  Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers.
“I can’t get caught up in the negative  because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and  focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other and ugly  things happen to me like any other woman,” she said Saturday night. “The number  of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up.”

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Jenni Rivera, from the film “Filly  Brown,” poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday,  Jan. 22, 2012, in Park City, Utah. She was killed in a plane crash in northern  Mexico on Dec. 9, 2012. Rivera was 43 years old.

The mother of five children and grandmother of two had announced in October  that she was divorcing Loaiza after two years of marriage. It was her third  marriage.
Rivera is the sister of Mexican singer Lupillo Rivera.  Patricia Chavez of Lupillo Rivera’s office in the United States told The AP that  “for now we don’t have any information that would be useful.”


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She was awesome…..Rest in peace Jenie…