In addition, Telemundo — which aired Rivera’s reality show I Love Jenni — issued the following statement: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rivera family and the families of her team, as we await for details and official confirmation from the authorities on this tragic accident.”
Just days before her death, ABC announced the development of Jenni, which would star the singer as a struggling single mom. Robert Boyett, who was behind several family comedies such as Family Matters and Full House, and Robert Horn of Designing Women were set to write and executive produce the project.
There were initially conflicting reports that first stated that Rivera was missing, but Mexican officials later said she was presumed dead and that there were no survivors on board the plane. The news was also confirmed by Rivera’s father and brother on Telemundo.
Mario Lopez, who is also of Mexican descent, wrote, “Spent some time with Jenni Rivera recently. What an amazing lady… Cool, smart, funny talented. Such a travesty… God Bless her family.”
Radio personality Raquel Cordova tweeted, “I am speechless to the loss of @jennirivera, I will FOREVER be grateful for the opportunity I had to know her work with her! #CRUSHED.”
More celebrities shared their condolences to Rivera’s family as well as the families of the other passengers.