Jenni Rivera was known to millions of fans as “la diva de la banda.” Now, she’ll likely be immortalized as a legend.
The Mexican-American singer died early Sunday morning when a small plane carrying her and six others crashed in northern Mexico. There were no survivors. The plane left Monterrrey at 3:15 a.m. and went missing minutes after takeoff. Also onboard were Rivera’s publicist, lawyer and makeup artist.
Rivera’s father, Pedro, and two brothers confirmed her death via a statement outside the family home in California. The family will detail arrangements at a later date but plans to bring Rivera back to California for the funeral.
"We’re all very down, very sad," said Rivera’s brother Juan, whose last text to her was ‘Sister, I love you’ late Friday night.
"She was a fighter. She met all her goals because she never backed down. That was Jenni."
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