After an initial report from SanDiegoRed.com was published about 4pm EST today and shared with our Facebook page and Twitter profiles confirming that Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera had died, other outlets began to publish the tragic news around 6pm EST today. Rivera's plane went missing early Sunday morning in northern Mexico.The LA Times reported that there were seven people on the plane, including Rivera. ABC News has a very detailed account of the tragedy here. The HuffPost reported Rivera's death here.
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Rivera, 43, was born in Long Beach, California and according to reports, was seen as a rising star in entertainment. Here is what the LA Times said about Rivera:
The Long Beach native's career has been soaring. The 43-year-old singer is best known for her interpretations of regional Mexican music, norteno and banda.
She also is one of NBCUniversal's brightest bilingual television stars. Her reality show on the Telemundo cable channel, mun2, "I Love Jenni," has been one of the channel's highest rated shows. The program is in its second year.
ABC television network was reportedly considering casting Rivera as a star of a prime-time sitcom in development about a strong-willed single Latina mother.