Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra (July 2, 1969 December 9, 2012), better known as Jenni Rivera, was an American singer known for her work within the banda and norte±a music genres. Rivera began recording in 1992, and her recordings often have themes of social issues, infidelity, and relationships. Her tenth studio album, Jenni in 2008, became her first number-one album in the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart in the United States. In 2010 she appeared in and produced the reality TV show Jenni Rivera Presents: Chiquis & Raq-C, featuring her oldest daughter. She also appeared in and produced I Love Jenni starting in 2011 and Chiquis ‘n Control in 2012.
Rivera died in a plane crash near Iturbide, Nuevo LeÃ³n, Mexico on December 9, 2012.
A spokesman for the state government of Nuevo Leon said investigators had found the remains of Rivera’s Lear jet, which disappeared off the radar 62 miles (100 km) from the northern city of Monterrey at about 3:30 a.m. local time/0930 GMT.
Alejandro Argudin, director general of Mexico’s civil aviation authority, said there were no survivors at the crash site in the municipality of Iturbide, south of Monterrey.
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, minister of transportation and communications, told Mexican television so little remained of the plane that he could not yet confirm Rivera’s death.
“This is what’s so regrettable, that it was so badly destroyed that there’s nothing recognizable,” he said.
A special investigation would be needed to identify the remains of the plane and its passengers, the minister added.
Rivera was heading for the city of Toluca in central Mexico after a concert in Monterrey on Saturday. The singer was one of five passengers on the plane that also carried two pilots.
Tragedy has struck, and now Jenni Rivera‘s friends and fans are sharing their condolences for the loss of this great singer.
Along with many celebs who have tweeted their sympathies for the late star, Telemundo, the network which aired Rivera’s reality TV show, I Love Jenni, released this statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rivera family and the families of her team, as we await for details and official confirmation from the authorities on this tragic accident.”