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Photos: Singer Jenni Rivera

Updated 10:18 AM ET, Thu December 5, 2013
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Singer Jenni Rivera performs during the 11th annual Latin Grammy Awards in November 2010 in Las Vegas. Rivera, 43, died December 9, 2012, when the small plane she was traveling in crashed in the mountains of northern Mexico. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS
Rivera sings the national anthem at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in August 2012. Mark Sullivan/WireImage/getty images
Rivera attends the Billboard Latin Music Conference in April 2012. Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images
Rivera performs at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in April 2012. Rivera was known to fans as "La Diva de la Banda," or the Diva of Banda Music, establishing herself as a musical powerhouse with her Spanish-language performances of regional Mexican corridos, or ballads. In recent years, she had been working to crack the English-language U.S. market. John Parra/Getty Images
Rivera is seen at the SAGIndie Actors Only brunch in January 2012, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Rivera reportedly was on the verge of crossover success with a sitcom inspired by "I Love Jenni," a Spanish-language reality TV show. Fred Hayes/Getty Images
Rivera performs during the Teleton 2010 in December 2010 in Mexico City. Rivera's performances of soulful ballads won her millions of fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Angel Delgado/Clasos.com/LatinContent/Getty Images
Rivera takes on the Mexican national anthem before the junior middleweight boxing bout between Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora in September 2010 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Harry How/Getty Images
The singer kisses her son during a July 2009 concert in Los Angeles. JC Olivera/LatinContent/Getty Images
Rivera arrives at Univision's Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina Awards in March 2009 in Coral Gables, Florida. Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images
Rivera, right, joins singers Vikki Carr, left, and Olga Tanon during the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards in November 2008 in Houston. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Rivera and her brother Lupillo team up during the ninth annual Latin Grammy Awards in November 2008 in Houston. Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Rivera attends the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year tribute to ranchera star Vicente Fernandez in September 2002 in Hollywood. Robert Mora/Getty Images