Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera died when the small plane she was traveling in with at least five others crashed in the mountains in northern Mexico, her brother told CNN.
Authorities notified the family there were no survivors, Gustavo Rivera said late Sunday.
There were conflicting reports about the number of people onboard the plane that took off early Sunday from Monterrey, Mexico, and lost contact with air traffic controllers a short time later.
Gustavo Rivera said there were six people, including his sister, her publicist, her lawyer, a family friend and two pilots. Rivera's father, according to published reports, said there were up to seven people on the plane, though he did not identify those believed to be onboard.
The news from Rivera's brother confirmed what authorities suspected earlier in the day.
"The aircraft was destroyed, totally fragmented," Alejandro Argudin, director general of Civil Aviation, told CNN affiliate Televisa. At the time, he said he believed no one survived the crash.FULL STORY