Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera is presumed dead after a plane she boarded crashed early this morning. Mexican authorities have located the plane, and there were no survivors. Jenni had five children. Her brother told E! News:
“We are feeling devastated. It’s a devastation to the family. We were having a beautiful morning and then we received the news from my brother. ‘Go see mom because we can’t find Jenni’s plane, we don’t know what’s happened to her.’ That’s when it started, really early at nine in the morning. I came to my mom’s house. We started getting the news. Then at around 5 p.m., we got confirmation that she was gone. It was so painful.
“We don’t know how to thank you for all the love you gave to Jenni and to all the family. It is just so special to have you guys as fans. Life is like that. We live and we die. We may be sad, but when God has the last word for all of us in our last days, it’s time to go. And this was the way Jenni had to go.”
My condolences go out to Jenni’s loved ones.
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