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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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South African Man Who Allegedly Posed as Famous Singer Due in Court

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NAIROBI, Kenya) -- Police in South Africa say the man who caused a big stir when he showed up claiming to be a deceased famous folk singer is an imposter.

The unidentified man is expected in court on Tuesday to face fraud charges after authorities said his fingerprints did not match those of the late Khulekani "Mgqumeni" Khumalo.

Thousands of Khumalo's fans flocked to his home on Sunday after they heard he was back. The man claiming to be the folk singer says he was the victim of witchcraft.  He managed to convince two of Khumalo's wives and his grandmother, but not everyone.

Police have been holding him in custody until they could get evidence of his identity.

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