Following the announcement of the death of Mexican-American star singer Jenni Rivera in a plane crash in northern Mexico Sunday, her fans and fellow celebrities flooded Twitter, sharing their condolences and prayers on the untimely demise of the popular singer.
Apart from many celebs and fans, Telemundo, the network that aired Rivera's reality TV show, “I Love Jenni,” also released a statement: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rivera family and the families of her team, as we await for details and official confirmation from the authorities on this tragic accident."
American television host and actor Mario Lopez tweeted: “Spent some time with Jenni Rivera recently. What an amazing lady... Cool, smart, funny & talented. Such a travesty... God Bless her family.”
“I highly respected #JenniRivera 4 being a gr8 performer but more then tht being real & gr8 example 4 us all que dios la bendiga &may she RIP,” tweeted Pitbull.
"Our deepest sympathy to the family & fans of @jennirivera & those that accompanied her on what was to be her last voyage. Rest in peace…" tweeted Gloria Estefan.
American actress Eva Longoria also took to Twitter to offer her condolences: "My heart breaks for the loss of Jenni Rivera & everyone on the plane. My prayers go out to her family. We lost a legend today."
“Just found out the horrible news. My prayers and condolences go out to @jennirivera family and everyone else on the plane,” tweeted Latin American actress Francia Raisa.
“Esto es triste. Un poco en shock. Mucha paz para su familia (This is sad. A bit in shock. Condolences, peace to your family),” tweeted pop singer Ricky Martin.
"Let's pray for @jennirivera and for the ones that were on her plane. God please give her family strength during this moment,” Dominican American pop singer Kat DeLuna tweeted.
Apart from fellow celebrities, fans also offered prayers and sympathies for the star.
“I'm in still shocked. I give so much respect to this women. She's such an inspiration. My prayers go out to her family,” tweeted one of her fans.
“RIP #Jenni Rivera she meant a lot in the Hispanic community. I'm so upset! Life is too short so don't let it slip away...” tweeted a fan.
“RIP Jenni Rivera. She set an example to a lot of females out there to always stay strong even in bad times. Missed forever,” tweeted another fan.
Authorities said that the plane carrying Rivera and six other people was found by farmers in the state of Nuevo Leon, hours after it had taken off from Monterrey to Toluca at 3:15 am Sunday. Radio contact with the plane was lost soon after it took off, authorities revealed.
According to local media, Rivera, 43, performed in a concert in Monterrey Saturday night and was supposed to take part in a television show in Mexico City Sunday.