Mexican/American singer Jenni Rivera, 43, was killed in a plane crash early Sunday morning shortly after takeoff.
Mexican authorities confirmed that the wreckage of the small plane had been found in Nuevo Leon state, and out of the seven people believed to be aboard there were no survivors.
Mexico’s transportation ministry said in a statement that the Learjet lost contact with air traffic controllers after it took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following Rivera’s concert there. Contact was lost about 60 miles away, . It was scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise.
Rivera, a native of Long Beach, Calif., has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and was recently named one of People En Español’s 25 most powerful women. She also starred in a reality show, I Love Jenni, that aired on Telemundo’s mun2 documenting her jet-set life as an entertainer and mother of five children. It also featured her publicist, lawyer and makeup artist, who were all on the plane with her.
Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time.