It’s a sad day in the Latin American community as the music industry loses a prima diva…
Mexican officials have now confirmed the remains of the airplane carrying Jenni Rivera have been found with no evidence of survivors. Rivera’s father and brother also confirmed the news on Telemundo, accoridng to NBC News.
Rivera’s makeup artist, Jacob Yebale, posted what was probably the last photo taken of the singer on Instagram with the message: “We getting Back To Mexico City…..jenni Rivera ,Arturo , Gigi and Me.. Los Amooo! at Aeropuerto Internacional de Monterrey General Mariano Escobedo (MTY)”
mun2, the home to Rivera’s popular docuseries I Love Jenni, and Telemundo issued a statement saying “Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rivera family and the families of her team, as we await details”.
Meanwhile, celebrities like Pitbull, Ricky Martin and Eva Longoria have taken to Twitter to pay their respects to Rivera’s family and offering prayers for the friends and families of the plane’s passengers.
“I highly respected #JenniRivera 4 being a gr8 performer but more then tht being real & gr8 example 4 us all que dios la bendiga &may she RIP,” wrote Pitbull.
“Esto es triste. Un poco en shock. Mucha paz para su familia. RT @ElNuevoDia: Desaparece avión en q viajaba Jenni Rivera,” wrote Ricky Martin.
“OMG! Just heard about @jennirivera Praying for her and her family during this difficult & uncertain time!” wrote Gloria Estefan.
“Dios mío! Me acabo de enterar de la terrible noticia sobre Jenny Rivera! Rezando por un milagro!Cadena de oración por Jenny y su familia!” wrote Thalia.
“Feeling so heartbroken right now. @jennirivera has been a close family friend for the last 10 years. She has supported me so much throughout my career and is really an incredible woman. I pray and I’m going to ask for all of you to pray with me that she is alive. Her plane crashed a few hours ago and no bodies have been found. Please pray for her and her family. #prayforjenni,” wrote actress Francia Rasia.
Eva Longoria wrote on Twitter: “My prayers go out to her family. We lost a legend today. She was a great lady, and did a lot for the Latino community. She will be missed.”
To commemorate Rivera’s life and influence, Telemundo will broadcast a two-hour primetime special at 7:00 pm EST, and mun2 will re-broadcast it at 9:00 pm EST. Mun2 will also air two previously produced I Love Jenni specials at 11:00 pm EST and midnight EST.