Fans bid farewell to Jenni Rivera

Thousands of fans of Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera gathered in Universal City, California on Dec. 19 to bid farewell. Rivera died in a plane crash on Dec. 9.

Fans mourn Jenni Rivera at a memorial televised a on giant television in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Fans mourn Jenni Rivera at a memorial televised a on giant television in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Fans mourn Jenni Rivera at a memorial televised a on giant television in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
Fans cheer for Jenni Rivera before the start of a memorial service in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Fans cheer for Jenni Rivera before the start of a memorial service in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Fans cheer for Jenni Rivera before the start of a memorial service in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. The 43-year-old Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a crash that remained under investigation. Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She was also an actress and reality-TV star. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
FILE - In this March 8, 2012, file photo, Mexican-American singer and reality TV star Jenni Rivera poses during an interview in Los Angeles. Mexican authorities confirmed that the plane in which Rivera was traveling disappeared early Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, after leaving the Mexican northern city of Monterrey where she performed in concert on Saturday night. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
A woman adjusts a flower in front of candles and pictures displayed in tribute to singer Jenni Rivera at the Plaza Mexico shopping center in Lynwood, Calif., early Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Rosie Rivera, sister of singer Jenni Rivera, hugs their mother Rosa Rivera, as Pastor Pedro Rivera Jr., left, watches during a news conference with friends and family outside the home of Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
Jenicka Lopez, 15, daughter of Jenni Rivera, right, is hugged by Divine Rivera, niece of signer Jenni Rivera, left, during a news conference outside the home of Jenni Rivera's father in Lakewood, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. Authorities have not confirmed her death, but Rivera’s relatives in the U.S. say they have few doubts that she was on the Learjet 25 that disintegrated on impact Sunday in rugged territory in Nuevo Leon state in northern Mexico. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, singing superstar Jenni Rivera performs during the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. Authorities in Mexico say the wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Rivera has been found on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
FILE - In this April 26, 2012, file photo, Singer Jenni Rivera, center, is kissed by singers Nacho, left, and Chino, right, as they walk the red carpet at the Latin Billboard Awards in Coral Gables, Fla. The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera was found in northern Mexico on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, and there are no apparent survivors, authorities said. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)

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