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Mexican-American singer killed in plane crash

Posted at | Updated as of 12/10/12 5:59 PM

MONTERREY - The wreckage of a plane carrying star Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera has been found in northern Mexico Sunday and there were no survivors, officials said.

The Lear Jet was flying from south from Monterrey to Toluca, in the center of the country and was carrying six other people besides the singer, said Antonio Gonzalez, mayor of the town of Iturbide, near the crash site.

Radio contact with the plane was lost shortly after takeoff.

Rivera, 43, was a Californian of Mexican origin, best known for her music in genres known as Banda and Norteno. Her records have sold 15 million copies.

Her Facebook page has more than 2.4 million 'likes'. On YouTube, one of her videos has been seen nearly five million times.

Rivera also won several Billboard Latin Music awards.

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