Jenni Rivera

Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, a popular recording artist and reality television star, <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/12/jenni-rivera-authorities-confirm-latin-singer-died-in-plane-crash.html">died on Sunday, Dec. 9</a>, in northern Mexico. Mexico's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said the Learjet carrying seven people, including Rivera, was found in mountainous terrain in Nuevo Leon, just south of Monterrey. There were no survivors, authorities said. "She was the Diana Ross of Mexican music," said Gustavo Lopez, an executive vice president at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, an umbrella group that includes Rivera's label.

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Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera, a popular recording artist and reality television star, died on Sunday, Dec. 9, in northern Mexico. Mexico's Ministry of Transportation and Communications said the Learjet carrying seven people, including Rivera, was found in mountainous terrain in Nuevo Leon, just south of Monterrey. There were no survivors, authorities said. "She was the Diana Ross of Mexican music," said Gustavo Lopez, an executive vice president at Universal Music Latin Entertainment, an umbrella group that includes Rivera's label.

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