UPDATEDx2:Mexican Singer Believed Dead After Plane Crash
UPDATE 2: TMZ reports that Jenni Rivera’s father and brother have confirmed on Telemundo that she passed away this morning after her plane crashed. She was forty-three years old.
The singer was one of People en Español’s twenty-five most powerful women and had recently signed on for a comedy pilot for ABC; she has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
UPDATE: The death of Jenni Rivera in a plane crash has brought reaction from several Latino celebrities on Twitter. Check out a selection below:
I highly respected #JenniRivera 4 being a gr8 performer but more then tht being real & gr8 example 4 us all que dios la bendiga &may she RIP
— Pitbull (@Pitbull) December 9, 2012
Spent some time with Jenni Rivera recently. What an amazing lady… Cool, smart, funny & talented. Such a travesty… God Bless her family
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) December 9, 2012
Heard confirmed news about our dear @jennirivera.. this breaks my heart in a million pieces.. it is just a huge loss for our community.
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) December 10, 2012
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) December 9, 2012
Translation: This is sad. In a bit of shock. Much peace to her family. RT @elnuevodia: The plane Jenni Rivera was traveling on disappeared.
OMG! Just heard about @jennirivera Praying for her and her family during this difficult & uncertain time!
— Gloria Estefan (@GloriaEstefan) December 9, 2012
ORIGINAL: Mexican singer Jenni Rivera is believed to be dead after the plane she was on went down in the country. Billboard reports that Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico’s Secretary of Communications and Transportation, has confirmed the remains of an airplane has been located; though no official word has been given on Rivera, Esparza said that there was no evidence of survivors.
The private plane was that was carrying Rivera was taking her from a concert in Monterrey on Saturday to Toluca. Also with Rivera on the plane were the pilots, publicist Arturo Rivera, stylist Jorge Sanchez, makeup artist Jacobo Llenares and attorney Mario Macias. Authorities had lost contact with the plan a few minutes after departing at 4:40 AM Mexico time and found it in ranch in Iturbide, close to Monterrey.
Rivera was a coach on The Voice Mexico; the semifinal was to air tonight but has been postponed in favor of special on Rivera.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Ms. Rivera.