07:22 PM EDT 12/09/2013
Originally posted 12/09/2013 11:00AM
Monday marks exactly one year since singer Jenni Rivera was tragically killed in a plane crash in Mexico.
She may be gone, but those who knew her best (and loved her dearly) are making sure "La Diva de la Banda" is not forgotten. A new Jenni Rivera album was released Dec. 3, featuring songs from her last concert in Monterrey, Mexico, and her eldest daughter, Janney "Chiquis" Rivera, will play Jenni in a new movie being made about the singer.
On the anniversary of her death, Jenni's celeb friends, co-stars and producers are also sharing their favorite memories of Jenni exclusively with PEOPLE.
Originally posted 12/02/2013 05:30PM
Jenni Rivera's new album will be released on Tuesday, almost a year after she was tragically killed in a plane crash in Mexico.
The record features songs from her last concert in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a release by Universal Group.
Rivera performed at the Monterrey Arena on Dec. 8, 2012, just before boarding a plane bound for Toluca, Mexico, which never arrived.
Originally posted 10/16/2013 05:15PM
She looks so much like her mom that this is pretty much a no-brainer: Janney "Chiquis" Rivera has been cast to play her late mother, Jenni, in a new film being made about the singer.
Chiquis, 28, is the oldest daughter of the Mexican-American singer, actress and reality star, who died in a plane crash in December 2012 at the age of 43.
The biopic, which is being made in collaboration with the Rivera family, will mark her acting debut and she is reportedly prepping for the role by taking singing and acting lessons.
Originally posted 07/03/2013 07:45PM
Jenni Rivera's life seemed to consist of a series of struggles that led up to the fatal plane crash that killed the Mexican-American superstar in December 2012.
Rape, a suicide attempt at 19, domestic abuse by her first husband and her mother's miscarriage all contributed to what is shared in her memoir, Unbreakable, which was released by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint on Tuesday, which would have been Rivera's 44th birthday.
Originally posted 04/10/2013 05:00PM
Originally posted 02/19/2013 08:55AM
Jenni Rivera's legions of fans will receive an unexpected gift this summer – a memoir from the late singer, which she completed before her tragic death at age 43 in a plane crash in December.
The book, titled Unbreakable, will be published in both English and Spanish in July by Simon & Schuster's Atria Books imprint, the Associated Press reports.
The Mexican American singer's sister, Rosie Rivera, said the memoir captures her sister's indomitable spirit.
Originally posted 12/10/2012 04:00PM
Look back at the career and tumultuous life of the Mexican-American singer, who was killed in a plane crash Dec. 9, at age 43
Originally posted 12/10/2012 09:20AM
While fans far and wide share their sympathy over the death of singer Jenni Rivera, her family members are expressing their grief over the personal loss.
"We are feeling devastated. It's a devastation to the family," the 43-year-old's brother, Pedro Rivera Jr., told E! News outside the Lakewood, Calif., home of the Riveras, while her father, Pedro Rivera Sr. told Telemundo and NBC News that, despite their sadness, the family is grateful for the support Jenni's fans have shown her over the years.
Originally posted 12/09/2012 03:45PM
Singer Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash shortly after takeoff early Sunday.
Mexican authorities confirmed Sunday evening that the wreckage of the small plane had been found in Nuevo Leon state, and there were no survivors among the seven people believed to be on board.
The Learjet carrying the 43-year-old performer lost contact with air traffic controllers after it took off from Monterrey, Mexico, at 3:15 a.m. following Rivera's concert there. Contact was lost about 60 miles away, Mexico's transportation ministry said in a statement. It was scheduled to arrive in Toluca, outside Mexico City, before sunrise.
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