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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 23:00
LOS ANGELES — A sad day for the entertainment world.
The life of singer Jenni Rivera was celebrated Wednesday in Los Angeles.
Rivera's family called the public service a "celestial graduation."
During the service, a red casket sat on stage amid dozens of white roses and family members.
Rivera, 43, and 6 others died in a plane crash on December 9th in Northern Mexico.
She leaves behind 5 children and two grandchildren.
In an emotional moment, Rivera's 11-year-old son, Johnny Lopez, said goodbye to his mother.
"To me she's the most awesome Mother I could ever have and she brought me the most awesome siblings anyone could ever have," Lopez said.
The singer's burial will be private.