Just two weeks ago, we lost one of our great legends, boxer Hector Macho Camacho. But this past weekend, our hearts broke as we heard the news that Jenni Rivera, La Diva de La Banda, died tragically as the small plane she was on crashed in the mountains of Mexico. Here was another Latino legend that was taken from us in a tragic way.

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Jenni's years' long career included such honors as 15 million albums sold, making her the highest-earning grupera singer of all time. She even became the first female regional Mexican singer to ever sell out the Staples Center in Los Angeles in September 2011.

But we can't forget her work outside of showbiz. Jenni also established the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation, which was devoted to helping abused kids, cancer-stricken kids, single moms, undocumented workers, and women who were victims of domestic violence.

Aside from Jenni, there is unfortunately a string of Latino legends who left us too soon due to very tragic circumstances. See our tribute gallery, below.

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Jenni Rivera

Throughout her groundbreaking career, La Diva de la Banda won numerous Billboard Latin Music Awards and garnered four Latin Grammy nominations. On the brink of mainstream success, Jenni had just signed a contract with ABC which would have her starring in her own sit-com about a head-strong single mom doing anything she could to help her kids get ahead...much like her real life. It was to be titled Jenni. Her Mun2 reality show I Love Jenni became that network's biggest hit and was now in its third season. She also had a weekly syndicated radio show and clothing and cosmetics lines.

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Yuliana is the Assistant Managing Editor of Mamás Latinas and a new-ish mamá (as her son is almost a toddler, she can't claim new mami-hood anymore). She was born in Medellín, Colombia and raised in New Jersey.

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SEA0701

Very very sad death, he didn't need to end that way! Hope they fine who did this to him. RIP!!

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i think the whole thing is just sad..sad for his family..heartbreaking for the whole latino community :-(
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Who cares. He was a thug and where there is smoke there is fire. He was a punk and ended up where punks do.
KR3TS

WE ACTUALLY PERFORM IN HIS WAKE TODAY YULIANA , IT WAS A GREAT MOMENT WITH EVERYONE THERE AND WELL ORGANIZED WITH THE COPS AS WELL NOT ROWDY OR PROBLEMS. DONT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER I WAS NOMINATED AT MAMAS LATINA MONTHS AGO I WANTED TO SHARE HOW MUCH LOVE WAS PUT FROM MY FRIEND FRANKLIN WHO ORGANIZED IT. WE PERFORM HIS FAVORITE SONG "STONE IN LOVE FROM STYLISTICS" AND A BAND CAME TO PLAY AND ENDED WITH TODO TIENES SU FINAL!!!!!!!!!!! HECTOR LAVOE :)

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All very sad! However, Selena was 23, not 24....there is still a mystery as to Jenni & her make up artists' missing body.
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I truly do not like this "news report" SELENA WAS 23 PLEASE DO YOUR RESESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST RANDOM STUFF ALL OVER THE PLACE like wth ???
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