Singer Jenni Rivera to be celebrated at memorial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Fans and family members of Jenni Rivera are set to celebrate the life of the Banda singer at a memorial service being billed as a "celestial graduation."
One of her five brothers, Pedro Rivera Jr., will lead the service Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a plane crash in northern Mexico. She was 43, with five children and two grandchildren.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and her honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She also was an actress and reality-TV star.