Family Mexican singer Jenni Rivera U.S. said Monday that they cling to the hope that she is still alive, although U.S. officials have previously said that she died Sunday in a plane crash in Mexico.
“In our eyes, we still believe that our sister will be good,” Rivera, Juan’s brother told reporters outside the family home near Long Beach, California. “We thank God for the life he gave … my sister,” said Juan Rivera, also a singer. “For all the triumphs and successes it has had, and we hope that more in the future.”
United States National Transportation Safety Board said it was to help Mexican authorities investigating the crash of the Learjet LJ25 private sector.
The plane crashed at about 3:30 pm local time (4:30 EST) in the municipality of Iturbide about 70 miles south of Monterrey, where the singer and six others were on their way to Mexico City. Rivera was conducted in the city of Toluca, 40 miles southwest of Mexico City in the center of Mexico, after a concert in Monterrey on Saturday. It is not known what caused the accident, and Mexican transportation ministry said the wreckage was strewn about until now was difficult to the scene of the crash to recognize. Rivera was born in Long Beach Mexican immigrants and lived in the suburbs of Los Angeles. She was a giant figure in the Nortena popular Mexican banda and genres. She had sold 15 million albums in his 17-year career and has attracted many Latin Grammy nominations. “The entire Universal Music Group family is deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our dear friend Jenni Rivera,” label the singer said in a statement. “From his incredibly versatile talent the way she kissed her fans around the world, Jenni was simply incomparable,” Universal said in a statement. “His talent will be missed, but his gift of music will always be with us.” Rivera recent years, television has become a reality TV show and as a judge for the Mexican version of the singing competition “The Voice . “