The friend confided to People Magazine:
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We can't even begin to imagine what Jenni Rivera's family is going through after such a devestating event!
The Mexican-American singer's small Learjet — which we hear has a history of malfunction! — crashed Sunday morning in Mexico, and even though Jenni's body has yet to be identified, her driver's license was found near the accident site.
"We are feeling devastated. It's a devastation to the family. We were having a beautiful morning and then we received the news from my brother. 'Go see mom because we can't find Jenni's plane, we don't know what's happened to her.'
That's when it started, really early at nine in the morning. I came to my mom's house. We started getting the news. Then at around 5 p.m., we got confirmation that she was gone. It was so painful.
When we do find out what has happened with the body, because they have to get it out of the woods there. As soon as they get the bodies out and we receive the news that they're there, all the family is gonna fly over there and bring our sister back.
We don't know how to thank you for all the love you gave to Jenni and to all the family. It is just so special to have you guys as fans.
Life is like that. We live and we die. We may be sad, but when God has the last word for all of us in our last days, it's time to go. And this was the way Jenni had to go."
The family is currently all together except for Jenni's brother Lupillo, who is flying in from North Carolina.
So many prayers for Jenni's family!
She was an incredible talent and seemed like such a warm spirit. She will be missed by many!
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