The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is confirming that famed Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash in northern Mexico. The 43-year-old Rivera who was born and raised in Long Beach, California, is one of the biggest stars of the Mexican regional style known as grupero music, which is influenced by the norteno, cumbia and ranchero styles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A public memorial service for Latin music star Jenni Rivera will be held Wednesday in Southern California.
A brother, Pedro Rivera Jr., will lead a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, according to a family statement.
Her burial will be private.
Rivera was born in Long Beach, Calif., but became a superstar in Mexico.
The 43-year-old singer and six others died on Dec. 9 in a Learjet crash in northern Mexico.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.
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