Jenni Rivera Dead: Mun2 and Telemundo Media Release Statement
A two-hour special is planned for Sunday.
Cable network mun2 and Telemundo Media issued a statement to press on Sunday regarding the presumed death of Latin star Jenni Rivera and six others in a plane crash on Sunday.
“mun2 and Telemundo Media have learned that Jenni Rivera, Latin entertainment icon and star of mun2 reality series I Love Jenni, was on the private plane that went down in Galena, Nueva Leon, Mexico early this morning,” the joint statement released by mun2 General Manager Diana Mogollon and Telemundo Media President Emilio Romano reads.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rivera family and the families of her team, as we await for details and official confirmation from the authorities on this tragic accident,” the statement continues.
“In honor of Jenni Rivera, Telemundo will broadcast a two-hour prime time special at 7 PM ET, coast to coast, and mun2 will re-air it at 9 PM ET. mun2 will also be airing two I Love Jenni previously produced specials at 11 PM ET and midnight ET.”
According to the Chicago Tribune, Local authorities in the state of Nueva Leon confirmed that they have found the wreckage of a plane in which Rivera, 43, and six others were traveling from Monterrey to their intended destination of Toluca, outside of Mexico City.
"There is nothing recognizable, neither material nor human" in the wreckage, Transportation and Communications Minister Gerardo Ruiz Esparza told the Televisa network.Billboard, also on board the plane were Rivera’s publicist, Arturo Rivera; her stylist, Jorge Sanchez; her makeup artist, Jacobo Llenares; her attorney Mario Macias, along with the plane's pilots.
The singer, businesswoman and actress from Long Beach, Calif. has five children and two grandchildren. She announced in October that she would be divorcing baseball player and her third husband, Esteban Loaiza.