Beloved singer Jenni Rivera, one of the 7 victims of a recent LearJet crash, will be publicly remembered Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles from 10 a.m. to noon.
Jenni's grieving family is calling the public memorial ceremony a "Celestial Graduation," and they expressed in a statement:
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It’s so hard to believe that we lost the queen of disco and a music icon just yesterday morning.
Donna Summer, who passed Thursday at the age of 63, had been battling lung cancer for the past ten months.
Friends and fans have since been sharing their memories of the late songstress and recently, it’s been announced that Donna’s family will hold a public memorial for her.
The memorial is scheduled to take place
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We know a lot of her fans would've liked a venue to share their grief and mourn together, but we think this is for the best. Her family is just in such distress right now; they deserve the chance to say farewell in private.
While it was rumored yesterday that a public memorial was being planned for Whitney Houston at Newark's Prudential Center, close to the Hope Baptist Church where Whitney first started her singing career, her family has decided against the service and has opted just to have an invitation-only service at the church on Saturday.
Carolyn Whigham, owner of the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark who is handling all the arrangements for the funeral, confirmed the news to the press today, saying:
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