So very sad.
As more details regarding the unthinkable tragedy that took the lives of Jenni Rivera and six other unfortunate souls, the Mexican-American singer's friends, family, colleagues, and fans are coming to a few sobering realizations.
The 43 year-old banda beauty should be gearing up right now up to promote Filly Brown — her film debut that hits theaters this Spring — but the surviving cast and crew is instead left with unanswerable questions and unspeakable sadness.
They will surely walk the red carpet of the premiere with a heavy-heart due to the absence of their friend and colleague.
Oscar-nominated actor Edward James Olmos said this about his co-star:
"The world lost an extraordinary talent in the realm of Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Frank Sinatra, who took their singing artistry and became dramatic artists in film and television. Jenni Rivera was destined to surpass any artist that we have ever seen coming from the Mexican American culture. She was just starting. My love to her family, especially her children and her mother and father."
Wow! That's the highest imaginable praise from a man who truly understands his craft.
Our sincerest thoughts continue to extend to Jenni's family and the families of those other six who died in Sunday morning's plane crash.
[Image via Apega/WENN.]