GET YOUR PARTY ON: This summer's coolest party and music gig website with all the hottest local entertainment news!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Singer Jenni Rivera dies in plane crash

2012-12-10 09:06
 
Mexico City - Jenni Rivera, one of Mexico's most popular singers, died when her plane crashed after a concert. She was 43.

The Learjet 25 crashed on Sunday in northern Mexico, killing all seven people on board, according to Alejandro Argudin, head of the civil aviation agency, who spoke to the Milenio newspaper on Sunday.

The cause of the crash 120km south of Monterrey was not immediately known.

Rivera gave a concert on Saturday night in the northern city of Monterrey and was flying to Toluca outside Mexico City, where she was to participate as a coach in the Mexican version of the television talent show The Voice.

The private plane lost contact with the control tower shortly after takeoff. Recovery teams found its remains 12 hours later.

Rivera, born in California to Mexican immigrants, had sold 15 million records in Mexico and the United States and was nominated four times for Latin Grammy Awards.

The mother of five is considered one of the most-loved singers of norteno and banda music and sang about social issues and relationships.

The other victims of the crash were the pilot, co-pilot and four members of Rivera's team.

- SAPA

Read more on:    celebrity deaths  |  celebrities  |  music
NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

The family of Marvin Gaye has won a round in a court battle over allegations that last year's hit song Blurred Lines ripped off the late Motown legend's work. Read More »

Michael Jackson's Thriller has been revealed as the scariest song of all time. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.