This is so tragic. Our prayers are with Jenni Rivera’s family, along with the families of the other victims.
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, born Dolores Janney Rivera, is believed to be dead after Mexican officials claimed that the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying the superstar was found with no apparent survivors.
She was 43.
Transportation and communication minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza tells Mexican television that the plane was found in Nuevo Leon state without survivors. Esparza reportedly said that “everything points toward it being the plane” that carried the Mexican-American singer and six others.
The star was reported missing after her plane reportedly lost contact with air traffic controllers in Mexico after taking off in Monterrey early Sunday morning. Jorge Domene, spokesman for Nuevo Leon’s government, said the plane left Monterrey about 3:30 a.m. after a concert, and aviation authorities lost contact with the craft about 10 minutes later. It had been scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, about an hour later.
After her concert Saturday night, Rivera gave a press conference and spoke about her recent decision to divorce former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza.
“I can’t get caught up in the negative because that destroys you. Perhaps trying to move away from my problems and focus on the positive is the best I can do. I am a woman like any other and ugly things happen to me like any other woman,” she said. “The number of times I have fallen down is the number of times I have gotten up.”
Sad news, indeed.