- Title: USA: Fans pay tribute to Jenni Rivera outside memorial service
- Date: 19th December 2012
- Summary: VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WATCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) EVA CARILLO, SAYING: "Sad for the loss of my diva, my great lady, I won't have her physically any longer, but she will be in my heart forever." VARIOUS OF FANS CRYING AND WATCHING MEMORIAL (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) MANUEL LEYVA, SAYING: "It's something I couldn't believe at the beginning and as time progressed, as I heard the news I was hoping it wasn't true and today that we were in there watching, it's a fact and it's very sad." FANS WATCHING MEMORIAL CLOSE UP OF WHITE ROSE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE MOURNING WIDE SHOT OF PEOPLE WATCHING MEMORIAL (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) CONCHITA DIAZ, SAYING: "I came from Wisconsin to say good bye to Jenni Rivera, she was a beautiful woman, strong, a fighter, and she is my hero." VARIOUS OF CONCHITA DIAZ STANDING WITH HER FAMILY
- Embargoed: 3rd January 2013 12:00
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment / Showbiz
- Reuters ID: LVA6FEF2VCYAOR8QLEC3CA0BH4IJ
- Story Text: Hundreds of mourners gathered outside a Los Angeles theater to pay their final respects to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera more than a week after her death in a plane crash.
Rivera, best known for her work in the Mexican folk Nortena and Banda genres, died after the small jet she was traveling in crashed in northern Mexico on December 9.
Fans traveled from around the country to pay homage to the singer. More than 6,000 tickets were given out to fans for the memorial and they sold out within minutes.
Those who were not lucky enough to get seats indoors, watched the proceedings on a large projector screen from the courtyard outside the theater.
The daughter of Mexican immigrants, Rivera was called the "Diva de la Banda." She sold about 15 million albums and earned a slew of Latin Grammy nominations during her 17-year career.
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