Posted Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, at 12:41 PM
Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has died in a plane crash at 43.
The family of the artist affectionately known as "Diva de la Banda" confirmed to MTV that she was killed this weekend in a Learjet 25 that went down in Mexico's Nuevo Leon.
Known for her big voice, Rivera sold more than 15 million albums and had a slew of namesake cosmetic and clothing brands. She leaves behind five children.
After Rivera's plane was reported missing over the weekend, grief spread over the Latin-American music community. Jennifer Lopez had a typical tweet: "So sad … Praying for Jenni Rivera's children and family and the passengers families."