A Public Memorial Is Set For Singer Jenni Rivera On Wednesday
A public memorial for late Latin singer Jenni Rivera is planned at Los Angeles' Gibson Amphitheatre on Wednesday morning. A limited number of tickets were available online for $1, but they sold out within one hour. However, Univision will air the memorial live (12 p.m. / 11 a.m. Central / 9 a.m. Pacific).
Rivera's reverend brother, Pedro Rivera, Jr., is helming the special two-hour celestial graudation for his sister at the arena. Rumored stars who will be featured at the tribute include rapper Snoop Dogg, longtime friend Gloria Estefan and actor Edward James Olmos, who appeared alongside Rivera in her debut feature film "Filly Brown."
Following the memorial a private burial will take place.
On Dec. 9 Rivera, who was born and raised in Long Beach, Calif., died in a plane crash in Mexico. Six other passengers also died. Two police officers were later arrested for stealing items from the site of the crash. One cop was also suspected of leaking photos of the scene to media - photos that included shots of body parts and personal documents.
Rivera was a judge on the Mexican version of "The Voice." She recently won two Billboard Mexican Music Awards, was in the midst of the second season of her popular reality series "I Love Jenni." She is survived by five children.