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Wednesday
Dec262012

Rosie Rivera to Oversee Jenni Rivera's Finances

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Mexican-American banda singer Jenni Rivera, who was laid to rest last week following the fatal plane crash that killed her and six others, has left her considerable fortune -- estimated at 25 million dollars -- to her five children.

In addition, a handwritten note left by the late singer named her younger sister, Rosie, in charge of managing Rivera's finances as the CEO of Jenni Enterprises should anything happen to her. Rosie's new title puts her in change of not only the late performer's finances, but also of her brand and of continued sales of her music and merchandise.

In addition, the letter grants Rosie, 31, responsibility over the children Jenni left behind: Janney "Chiquis" Marín Rivera, Jacqueline Marín Rivera, Michael Marín Rivera, Jenicka Lopez Rivera, and Johnny Lopez Rivera.

According to one of Jenni's brothers, Pedro Rivera, Jr., the singer had "prepared a letter about a month and a half ago, and Rosie has that letter." Jenni "always had advisers who helped her work and to make things right," he adds.

The "Jenni Rivera Official" Facebook page notes, in an announcement addressed to Rivera's fans, that, in an effort to keep readers abreast of what's to come, "we are now in charge of her [online] accounts." The note concludes by thanking the singer's fans for "making of my sister una gran señora [a great woman]."

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Friday
Dec142012

Jenni Rivera's Remains '100%' Identified; Funeral Preparations Begin

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(LAKEWOOD, Calif.) -- The remains of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera have been "100 percent" identified, her brother Pedro told reporters outside his parents' home in Lakewood, Calif., on Thursday.

"It is 100 percent confirmed that Jenni is no longer with us.  That is Jenni and she's on her way back home now," said Rivera's brother, adding, "God let us borrow our sister, the daughter of Don Pedro Rivera and Rosa Rivera, the singer, the artist, the friend, the strong woman who always showed love -- La Gran Señora.  God let us borrow her for a time, 43 years, and now God has taken her.  I know she is in His presence."

Pedro said his brothers Lupillo, Juan and Gustavo, who earlier in the week had expressed hope that their sister would still be found alive, traveled to Monterrey, Mexico, to ID the body, and had indicated that "there was no need to wait for the DNA results."

Earlier in the week, on Dec. 11, two policemen in Nuevo Leon, Mexico -- Luis Antonio Ávila Moreno, 23, and Mario Alberto García Pacheco, 24 -- were arrested for allegedly stealing personal items belonging to the victims of the Dec. 9 plane crash in which Rivera and six others died.  Among the items found in their possession was a Blackberry phone.

Authorities in Nuevo Leon said they had arrested the officers and taken them in for questioning.

Rivera's funeral -- which will be open to the public -- will be held in the Los Angeles area, said Pedro, though he did not specify a day, adding that "that is something we need to discuss as a family."

Pedro added that Rivera did not want to be cremated, and that the ceremony will be closed casket.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Jenni Rivera‚Äôs Death Confirmed; NTSB to Assist in Crash Investigation

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that Jenni Rivera, the Mexican-American singer and reality television star, died on Sunday when the plane she was traveling in crashed outside Monterrey, Mexico.  

Rivera, 43, was one of seven people on the jet.  There were no survivors.

Rivera had given a performance in Monterrey and was traveling to the Mexico City area to tape an episode of the Mexican version of The Voice.  She was to be one of the coaches.

During Monday night’s edition of NBC’s The Voice, host Carson Daly paused for a moment to acknowledge Rivera’s death.

Daly said, “On a sad note tonight, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Jenni Rivera.  She was a coach on The Voice Mexico, a personal friend and a talented artist and will be greatly missed by many.”

Known as "La Diva de la Banda," Rivera had a groundbreaking career in regional Mexican music, selling some 15 million records.  Her reality show on mun2, I Love Jenni, is one of the network's highest-rated shows.

The NTSB said it is assisting the Mexican government in investigating the crash.  ABC News has learned the Learjet LJ25 was also involved in an accident seven years ago when it experienced a fuel system malfunction.

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Monday
Dec102012

Mexican-American Singer Jenni Rivera Feared Dead in Plane Crash

Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Multiple reports, including one from Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Mexico's secretary of communications and transports, confirmed on Sunday that the remains of the private jet carrying popular Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera have been found, with no survivors.  Rivera, 43, was one of seven people on the jet.

Rivera's father, Pedro, confirmed the news of his daughter's apparent passing to reporters stationed outside his home in Lakewood, Calif., where several family members had gathered, including Rivera's mother, Rosa, and her eldest daughter, Chiquis.

Rivera's father reportedly received the news via telephone from his son, singer Lupillo Rivera, who was in Mexico at the time of the jet's disappearance.

"This is the first tragedy of this kind that we suffer as a family," Rivera's father told reporters Sunday evening.  "I hope people remember her as she was -- someone who was straight with the world."

Mexican officials earlier confirmed the disappearance of the private jet carrying Rivera, which took off from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey at 3:15 a.m. local time on Sunday and fell off the radar 10 minutes, or 62 miles, after takeoff.

The Learjet 25 jet is believed to have been carrying five passengers and two pilots.  It was headed for Toluca International Airport, located outside of Mexico City, where it was scheduled to arrive at 4:40 a.m.  An official search for the jet was initiated at sunrise.

Rivera's publicist, Arturo Rivera, and her makeup artist, Jacob Yebale, are believed to have been on the flight.

Rivera was due in Toluca Sunday evening for the taping of a Mexican TV show, which was cancelled due to Rivera's disappearance.

Known as "La Diva de la Banda," Rivera had a groundbreaking career in regional Mexican music, selling some 15 million records.  Her reality show on mun2, I Love Jenni, is one of the network's highest-rated shows.

Rivera made her film debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the indie family drama Filly Brown, due in theaters in January.  She was set to work on the Mexican edition of The Voice.

The Long Beach, Calif.-born singer's personal life has often called for as much attention as her career.  A mother of five, Rivera had filed for divorce from former baseball player Esteban Loaiza in October after two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences."

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Sunday
Dec092012

Private jet Carrying Regional Mexican Superstar Jenni Rivera Disappears

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Mexican officials have confirmed the disappearance of a private jet carrying regional Mexican music superstar Jenni Rivera that took off from the northern Mexican city of Monterrey at 3:15 a.m. local time on Sunday and fell off the radar 10 minutes (or 62 miles) after take-off.

The Learjet 25 jet is believed to have been carrying seven people – five passengers and two pilots. It was headed for Toluca International Aiport, located outside of Mexico City, where it was meant to arrive at 4:40 a.m. An official search for the jet was initiated at sunrise.

Rivera's publicist Arturo Rivera is believed to have been on that flight. His most recent tweets are of photos from Rivera's concert in Monterrey on Saturday night.

The Mexican American singer's most recent tweet is a re-tweet of what appears to be a fan's message.

Rivera was due in Toluca this evening for the taping of a Mexican TV show, La Voz.

Known as La Diva de la Banda and beloved by fans on both sides of the border, Rivera, 43, has had a groundbreaking career in regional Mexican music, selling some 15 million records. Among her many feats in a male-dominated genre, she made history in September 2011 when she sold out the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the first female regional Mexican artist to do so. Her reality show on mun2, I Love Jenni, is one of the network's highest rated shows. Rivera made her film debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in the indie family drama Filly Brown, due in theaters in January 2013.

The Long Beach, Calif.-born singer's personal life has often called for as much attention as her career. A mother of five, Rivera had filed for divorce from baseball player Esteban Loaiza in October after two years of marriage, citing "irreconcilable differences." Soon after, rumors of an affair between Loaiza and Rivera's own daughter Chiquis surfaced, which Chiquis addressed on Twitter in October by saying, "I would NEVER do that, Ever! That's a horrible accusation."

The search for Rivera's jet continues. This is a developing story.

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