A public memorial will be held Wednesday for singer Jenni Rivera, who died recently in a plane crash in Mexico, her family said.


The memorial — called a “Celestial Graduation” by her family — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk and led by Minister Pedro Rivera Jr.

“We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera,” the family said in a statement.

The family also requested privacy and discretion for a private burial that will be held separately.

In lieu of flowers, Rivera’s children asked that donations be made to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, as well as a single white rose.

Rivera, 48, was killed when the aircraft she was aboard plummeted from 28,000 feet into a mountainous area in northern Mexico 9,000 feet above sea level. Six others accompanied her on the plane, including her stylist and attorney. There were no survivors.

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