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Stars pay tribute to Jenni Rivera in Los Angeles

Stars including Pia Toscano and Frankie J paid tribute to the late Jenni Rivera during a concert in Los Angeles on the anniversary of her death.

The Latina singer died at the age of 43 on 9 December, 2012, when the private aircraft she was traveling in crashed in Mexico.


On Monday night (08Dec14), a special concert was held in her honor, with fans coming out in droves to celebrate the short life of Rivera.


During the event, Toscano acknowledged Rivera's lasting legacy and said, "I'm honored to be part of today's event which is paying tribute to an incredible fellow artist and woman. She was an inspiration and it's great that her family is continuing her legacy."


Singer Frankie J also performed some of his new hits, and Mexican singer/actress Sheyla Tadeo closed out the night with covers of Rivera's greatest songs.


Some of the late pop star's family members also took to the stage, including her 12-year-old son Johnny, who created a video montage of his mom, and her sister Rosie Rivera, who discussed the scholarships she and her family are handing out in Jenni's name.


Rosie told local news station KTLA, "Most people can sing - well, not everybody - but my sister gave back to the community and that's what we're doing this year."


Earlier that day, Rivera's estate representatives marked the second anniversary of her death by filing suit against the owners of the Learjet plane that crashed and killed the singer and six others.