Singer Jenni Rivera was killed when a small plane she was traveling in with at least five others crashed in the mountains of northern Mexico.
“Extra” host Mario Lopez tweeted, "Spent some time with Jenni Rivera recently. What an amazing lady ... Cool, smart, funny & talented. Such a travesty ... God Bless her family.”
Singing sensation Paulina Rubio grieved, "My friend! Why? There is no consolation. God, please help me!"
More details are emerging about the crash. Authorities told CNN the “aircraft was destroyed, totally fragmented” and they believed no one survived.
The 43-year-old’s brother, Gustavo Rivera, told CNN he planned to fly to Mexico early Monday to identify his sister's remains.
Born in Long Beach, California to Mexican immigrant parents, fans knew Rivera as "La Diva de la Banda," or The Diva of Banda Music, establishing herself initially as a huge hit in Mexico. Rivera sold 15 million records, according to Billboard.
Rivera was also reportedly on the verge of a crossover to the US market with an English-language show inspired by the success of "I Love Jenni," a Spanish-language reality TV show on Telemundo's mun2 network.