U.S.: Jenni Rivera’s Funeral Preparations Begin

Funeral arrangements for Mexican superstar Jenni Rivera are under way as the singer’s remains have arrived in Los Angeles, CA. (Google Images)

The tragic ending of the life of Mexican American superstar Jenni Rivera has become even more real. ABC News.go.com  is reporting that the remains of Rivera landed in Los Angeles, CA this morning. Angie Romero reports:

“The remains of Mexican American superstar Jenni Rivera have been “100 percent” identified, her brother Pedro told reporters outside his parents’ home in Lakewood, Calif. on Thursday.

“It is 100 percent confirmed that Jenni is no longer with us. That is Jenni and she’s on her way back home now,” said Rivera’s brother, adding, “God let us borrow our sister, the daughter of Don Pedro Rivera and Rosa Rivera, the singer, the artist, the friend, the strong woman who always showed love – La Gran Señora. God let us borrow her for a time, 43 years, and now God has taken her. I know she is in His presence.”‘

Rivera and six others died in a plane crash in Northern Mexico last Sunday. Her publicist, lawyer and make-up artists were among the casualties. Known to fans as “La Diva de la Banda” or The Diva of Banda Music, Rivera was leaving a concert in Monterrey and en route o appear as a judge on “La Voz” (the Mexican version of the TV vocal competition “The Voice”). Authorities have not determined what caused the crash. Earlier this week, two Mexican police officers were arrested for stealing personal effects from the crash site.

Rivera’s brother Pedro Rivera shared at a press conference that two months ago he had a premonition that she would die in a plane crash. Ms. Rivera was 43.

Read more at ABCNews.go.com.

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