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Jenni Rivera

Jenni Rivera shared her personal struggles in her songs, which endeared her to her fans through the years. Beyond her Latin Grammy-nominated hits, the California-born singer launched a successful TV career, appearing on her own reality show, “I Love Jenni,” as well as Mexico’s version of “The Voice.” She also starred in the indie flick “Filly Brown,” which was shown at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and will be released in 2013. Rivera parlayed her success into several other business ventures as well including her own fragrance, cosmetics line, and clothing label. Rivera, who was divorced three times and had five children, was traveling from one concert venue in Mexico to another when the small plane she was traveling on with her team – including her publicist, makeup artist, and lawyer – crashed shortly after takeoff on December 9. There were no survivors. She was 43.

Stars We Lost in 2012

Take a moment to remember Whitney Houston, Larry

Hagman, Michael Clarke Duncan, and the many other stars who faded away in 2012.