Jenni Rivera dead at 43
Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash on Sunday night. The Mexican-American singer was a coach on The Voice… Mexico (La Voz… México). RIP.
The plane crashed shortly after takeoff with 7 on board. There were no survivors.
From NBC News:
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash Saturday night, her father and brother confirmed on Telemundo.
“She never gave up and she was good to everyone,” said her father, Pedro, about his daughter’s legacy outside of his home in Lakewood, Calif.
The wreckage of the plane was found Sunday in northern Mexico with no apparent survivors, authorities said.
The wreckage was found in the Ejido La Colorada, Municipality of Nuevo Leon. Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, secretary of communications and transport, said that the plane was not recognizable, but the evidence suggested it was the aircraft carrying the singer, Telemundo reported.
Officials said Rivera’s Learjet went off the radar about 62 miles from Monterrey after taking off at 3:15 a.m. local time.
Rivera was heading for the city of Toluca in central Mexico after a concert in Monterrey on Saturday night. The singer, two pilots and four other passengers were aboard, Mexican officials said.