The Latin music world is in shock after the tragic death of Banda Diva Jenni Rivera in a plane accident. The Mexican-American singer, who was 43, was flying to the Mexican city of Toluca in a private jet that crashed near a ranch in the state of Nuevo Leon. Jenni Rivera and all the five people on the plane died on the spot.
After the tragic news, several Latin music stars expressed their feelings through social media sites. Spanish singers Alejandro Sanz and Miguel Bose were among the first to react on Twitter. "My dear Jenni forever in my heart. Farewell. I love you," wrote Miguel Bose on his Twitter account.
Latin Pop superstar Paulina Rubio, who was currently working alongside Jenni Rivera in the Mexican show La Voz... México 2, was visibly affected by this tragedy. "Friend! Why? There isn't consolation. Help me God!" wrote Paulina Rubio on Twitter. Using the same source, Ricky Martin said he was shocked by the news.
This tragic episode represents a huge loss within the Latin music world. For the past two decades, Jenni Rivera established herself as the most influential female artist of the Regional Mexican music field. Her music inspired and empowered Latino women across the country. A victim of abuse, Jenni Rivera used her powerful voice to tackle gender discrimination and social conventionalism in some of her top songs including tracks such as "Basta Ya," "Ni me Viene Ni Me Va" and "Detras De Mi Ventana."
Jenni Rivera was a full diva whose prolific career not only touched music but also TV and radio. She was, indeed, a queen in the entertainment business. The loss of Jenni Rivera is an unfortunate episode that will probably elevate even further the image of this already legendary star of Regional Mexican music. As singer Luis Fonsi stated, the Diva of Banda Music "will eternally sing to us from heaven." R.I.P.
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