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Jenni Rivera: Other Latinos Whose Lives Ended in Tragedy
The Mexican singer was the latest Hispanic celebrity whose sudden death came at the peak of a thriving career.
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Portrait of Puerto Rican-born baseball player Roberto Clemente (1934 - 1972) in his Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, 1970s. The first Latino Major League Baseball player to get 3,000 hits and win 12 Gold Glove Awards died in a plane crash in 1972 delivering relief to Nicaragua earthquake victims.

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Rock singer Ritchie Valens is shown in this 1959 photo. It's been over 50 years since a single-engine plane crashed into a snow-covered Iowa field, instantly killing three men whose names would become enshrined in the history of rock 'n' roll, Buddy Holly, 28-year-old J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and 17-year-old Ritchie Valens. (AP Photo, File)

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, better known as Selena, was a Tejano singer at the cusp of her music career when she was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar. Selena, who was called the Mexican Madonna, was about to cross over and become English-language star when she was gunned down.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 02: Phillip Simmons starring as ''Ritchie Valens'' performs during a media call for ''The Buddy Holly Story'' at the Lyric Theatre on February 2, 2009 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 16: Roberto Clemente statue outside Three Rivers Stadium is shown on October 16, 1994 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, (right) better known as Selena, was a Tejano singer at the cusp of her music career when she was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldívar (left). Selena, who was called the Mexican Madonna, was about to cross over and become English-language star when she was gunned down.

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Pedro Infante, a popular actor in Mexican cinema, died in 1957 while a plane he was piloting crashed en route to Mexico City. He was in more than 60 films and recorded about 350 songs.

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Jenni Rivera: Other Latinos Whose Lives Ended in Tragedy

The Mexican singer was the latest Hispanic celebrity whose sudden death came at the peak of a thriving career.

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