Mexican-American singing sensation Jenni Rivera is believed to be dead. Mexican authorities have found wreckage of a small plane they think is the one carrying Rivera and six others that disappeared shortly after take off Sunday morning, Dec. 9 There were no survivors. KABC reported that "
Rivera's makeup artist Jacob Yebale posted a photo on his Instagram account with the locater as Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo International Airport with the caption, "We getting back To Mexico City...jenni Rivera, Arturo, Gigi and Me...Los Amooo!".....
The 43 year old is a Long Beach native and is known for her interpretations of Mexican regional music known as norteña and banda. The mother of five children and grandmother of two had announced in October that she was divorcing baseball player Esteban Loaiza after two years of marriage. It was her third marriage. She was better known for singing about her disdain for men.
The so-called Diva of the Banda, who has sold more than 15 million records, recently won two Billboard Mexican Music Awards: Female Artist of the Year and Banda Album of the Year for "Joyas prestadas: Banda." Her famous songs include "La Gran Senora" and "De Contrabando."
Monica Trasandes, Director of Spanish-Language Media at GLAAD wrote a short blog post noting mourning Rivera as an LGBT ally. A clip plus more after the jump.