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Jenni Rivera: Queen of Banda is Remembered

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Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera performs during the 2012 Billboard Latin Music Awards. (Photo: REUTERS/Andrew Innerarity)

Fans of Mexican-American singer and actress Jenni Rivera are in mourning.

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The Mexican-American singer and actress died after her plane disappeared early Sunday morning.

Rivera was killed when the Learjet 25 went down in Nuevo Leon state.

She had just given a concert in Monterrey, Mexico.

Also on board were four members of her entourage and two pilots.

She was born in California in 1969 to Mexican parents, sold more than 15 million records of norteno and banda music.

She was a judge in the popular television program "La Voz," Mexico's version of "The Voice."

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