Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a private jet crash on Sunday, December 9, 2012 in Mexico.
The remains of Rivera, 43, and 6 other passengers were found south of the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, where Rivera’s plane had departed from at 3:15 a.m. Sunday. Rivera and her team were leaving after a concert in Monterrey and were scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise. The 6 other passengers included Rivera’s publicist, lawyer and makeup artists.
Rivera, a native of Long Beach, California, was known as the Diva of Banda with over 20 million albums sold worldwide and recently named one of People En Español‘s 25 most powerful women.
It is unclear at this time what caused the crash.