Jenni Rivera (Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra), the three-times-married, 43-year-old mother of five children, and World-known reality TV show star died in a plane crash in northern Mexico. The NBC report said:
At approximately 3:25 am (UTC−6:00) on December 9, 2012, a private Learjet 25 carrying two pilots and five passengers including Rivera lost contact with air traffic control near Iturbide, Nuevo León, Mexico. The plane had taken off from General Mariano Escobedo International Airport in Monterrey about 10 minutes earlier and was en route to Toluca for an appearance by Rivera on La Voz… México. All on board were confirmed dead by Mexican authorities when the wreckage was found later that day. Jenni Rivera’s father Pedro Rivera confirmed in a Telemundo interview that his daughter had died in the crash.
Really sad new for the performer who’s sold 15 million records, and for whom ABC was developing a TV show. It looked like the Long Beach-born Rivera was about to hit megastardom.
Jenni Rivera, RIP.
Here’s a sample of Jenni’s work: