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Typically a celebratory occasion, the Billboard Latin Music Awards took on a somber tone last night, honoring the life and tragic death of Jenni Rivera.

The singer died in a December plane crash.

Posthumously, however, Rivera took home six trophies at the ceremony, including Regional Mexican Album of the Year (for "La Gran Señora") and Artist of the Year.

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"You are my diva," Rivera's father, Pedro Rivera, said in accepting the awards.

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This week's funeral commemorating the life of Jenni Rivera was as dramatic and colorful as the artist herself, a cornucopia of laughter, tears and celebration.

Rivera will be laid to rest later in a private ceremony, but fans and friends were invited to L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheatre, which hosted its first-ever memorial.

Jenni Rivera died this month in a plane crash, bringing to an end a life as filled with travails and drama as it was of accomplishment and fame.

The ceremony veered from celebratory to mournful, with Rivera's five children, her parents and brothers taking the stage one by one to eulogize Rivera.

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Mexican authorities have confirmed that the remains of the late singer Jenni Rivera have been identified and turned over to her family, CNN confirms.

A Mexican-American superstar, Rivera died in a plane crash Sunday.

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Shortly after taking off from the northern city of Monterrey on her way to Toluca, the Learjet 25 carrying Rivera and six members of her team crashed.

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Upon receiving the stunning news that Jenni Rivera died in a plane crash this weekend, friends and fans are sharing their condolences for the loss of the singer.

The Mexican-American entertainer was just 43. Here's what her fellow stars had to say:

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Pitbull: "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"

Eva Longoria: "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."

Jennifer Lopez: "So sad!! Praying for Jenni Rivera's children and family and the passengers families. Que dios los bendigan!! Descansen en paz..."

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Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera was killed in a plane crash Sunday.

Authorities in Mexico have confirmed that the wreckage of the small plane, which went down shortly after takeoff, had been found in Nuevo Leon State.

There were no survivors; seven people were believed to be on board.

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Officials have not officially declared Jenni Rivera dead, but it appears hopeless.

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