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Jenni Rivera, Life and Death of a Mexican American Superstar
Mexico's music world mourned Jenni Rivera, the U.S.-born singer presumed killed in a plane crash whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles had made her a Mexican-American superstar. 

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Jenni Rivera pictured on the left with her license found at the plane crash site on Sunday.

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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2012, file photo, Jenni Rivera, from the film "Filly Brown," poses for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Victoria Will, file)
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A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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In this picture taken March 8, 2012, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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A California driver's license bearing the name of Jenni Rivera sits on the ground at the site where a plane allegedly carrying Rivera crashed near Iturbide, Mexico Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. The wreckage of a the small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar, was found in northern Mexico on Sunday. Authorities said there were no survivors. (AP Photo)
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LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 11: Singer Jenni Rivera performs onstage during the 11th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Jenny Rivera sings the Mexican national anthem before the Middleweight bout against Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora at Staples Center on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Rescue teams return from the site where a plane allegedly carrying U.S-born singer Jenni Rivera crashed near Iturbide, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar, was found in northern Mexico on Sunday. Authorities said there were no survivors. (AP Photo/Hans Maximo Musielik)

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A temporary airman's certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sits on the ground at the site where a plane carrying U.S. born singer Jenni Rivera apparently crashed near Iturbide, Mexico, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera, the singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar, was found in northern Mexico on Sunday. Authorities said there were no survivors. (AP Photo)

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Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., brother of singer Jenni Rivera, appears during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, speaks with their mother Rosa Rivera, right, during a news conference outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, watches at rear left. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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Candles and pictures are displayed to pay tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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Fan Jenny Guerrero pays tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at a makeshift memorial in front of an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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This photo shows the terrain Mountains of the Sierra near the site where a plane allegedly carrying U.S-born singer Jenni Rivera crashed near Iturbide, Mexico, Sunday Dec. 9, 2012. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar, was found in northern Mexico on Sunday. Authorities said there were no survivors. (AP Photo/Hans Maximo Musielik)

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Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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Ramona Rivera, center left, wife of Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., center left, is supported by friends and family outside the home of singer Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Pedro Rivera is the brother of Jenni Rivera. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Riveras relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
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This April 25, 2012 photo released by Telemundo shows Latin singer Jenni Rivera rehearsing for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Telemundo, Gary I Rothstein/Telemundo)
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Singer Jenni Rivera and granddaughter Jayla speak during the "I Love Jenni" lunch session during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2012, file photo, singer and singing coach Jenni Rivera speaks during a press conference promoting the second season of reality show, "La Voz Mexico" in Mexico City. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, file)
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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Jenni Rivera attends the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on September 18, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
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En esta foto del 26 de abril del 2012, Jenni Rivera canta durante la entrega de los premios Latin Billboard en Coral Gables, Florida. Las autoridades mexicanas dijeron que una avioneta en la que se cree viajaba la llamada Diva de la Banda se estrelló el domingo 9 de diciembre del 2012 y que no parece haber sobrevivientes. (AP Foto/Lynne Sladky, Archivo)

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This April 25, 2012 photo released by Telemundo shows Latin singer Jenni Rivera rehearsing for the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Telemundo, Gary I Rothstein/Telemundo)
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FILE .- I this July 1, 2011 file photo, singer Jenni Rivera, right, poses with a replica of a star for the Las Vegas Walk of Stars as her husband, former Major League Baseball pitcher Esteban Loaiza, reacts during an official presentation ceremony in Las Vegas. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording Artist Jenni Rivera performs at the LARAS Person of the Year Tribute Presentation and Gala for recording artist Vicente Fernandez at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom on September 17, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording Artist Jenni Rivera (L) and actor/comedian Paul Rodriguez speak at the LARAS Person of the Year Tribute Presentation and Gala for recording artist Vicente Fernandez at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom on September 17, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)
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PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 13: Singer Jenni Rivera and TV Personality Shaun Robinson speak during the "I Love Jenni" lunch session during the NBC Universal portion of the 2011 Winter TCA press tour held at the Langham Hotel on January 13, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singer Jenni Rivera performs onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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In this picture taken March 8, 2012, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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MIAMI - APRIL 23: Singer Jenni Rivera attends the 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards at Bank United Center on April 23, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singers Lupillo (L) and Jenni Rivera perform onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 17: Recording Artist Jenni Rivera attends the LARAS Person of the Year Tribute Presentation and Gala for recording artist Vicente Fernandez at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom on September 17, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

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HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 18: Singer Jenni Rivera attends the 3rd Annual Latin Grammy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on September 18, 2002 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Robert Mora/Getty Images)

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MIAMI - FEBRUARY 18: Jenni Rivera and guest arrive at Univisions 2010 Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina Awards at American Airlines Arena on February 18, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Vallery Jean/Getty Images)

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CARSON, CA - MARCH 31: Dancer Legacy (L) and actress Jenni Rivera play soccer at MTV Tr3s's 'Rock N' Gol' World Cup Kick-Off at the Home Depot Center on March 31, 2010 in Carson, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 13: Singers Lupillo (L) and Jenni Rivera perform onstage during the 9th annual Latin GRAMMY awards held at the Toyota Center on November 13, 2008 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 12: TV personalities Janney 'Chiquis' Marin and Jenni Rivera arrive at The Cable Show 2010 'An Evening With NBC Universal' on May 12, 2010 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Jenni Rivera, Life and Death of a Mexican American Superstar

Mexico's music world mourned Jenni Rivera, the U.S.-born singer presumed killed in a plane crash whose soulful voice and openness about her personal troubles had made her a Mexican-American superstar. 

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