Latina music star Jenni Rivera dies in shock crash

Monday December 10, 2012

Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash in northern Mexico, her father has confirmed.

The artist, who has sold more than 15 million records, was one of seven people onboard the plane at the time.

It is not clear what caused the crash. 

The top-grossing female artist in her native country, the 43-year-old was also a judge on La Voz, the Mexican version of The Voice.

Fans and fellow stars have expressed their grief at the shocking news.

"She was the Diana Ross of Mexican music," Gustavo Lopez from Universal Music Latin Entertainment, which includes Rivera's music label, told the Los Angeles Times.

"This is sad. A bit in shock. Much peace to her family," singer Ricky Martin wrote in Spanish on Twitter.

The singer leaves behind five children and two grandchildren.

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