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PHOTOS: Jenni Rivera honored at 'Celestial Graduation' memorial in L.A.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Jenni Rivera, the beloved Mexican-American singer, was honored by thousands of fans at a memorial in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The 43-year-old diva was celebrated in an over-two-hour long musical memorial which her family called a "celestial graduation" at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, the Los Angeles Times reported

Several well-known Latino singers including Ana Gabriel, Olga Tanon, and Joan Sebastian performed for over 6,000 fans, who wore t-shirts, carried signs, and sang Rivera's songs. 

The artist and six others were killed earlier this month when her private jet crashed into mountainous terrain after leaving Monterrey, Mexico, according to the L.A. Times. 

More from GlobalPost: Jenni Rivera: Notes on her plane crash, and her music

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Fans gather to mourn the loss of singer Jenni Rivera at her memorial ceremony held at Gibson Amphitheatre on December 19, 2012 in Universal City, California.

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Fans gather to mourn the loss of singer Jenni Rivera at her memorial ceremony at Gibson Amphitheatre on December 19, 2012 in Universal City, California.

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Two fans wear "DIVA" hats in honor of Jenni Rivera.

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Fans gather to pay tribute to Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash earlier this month.

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A fan wipes away tears at Jenni Rivera's memorial.

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Thousands of fans gather to mourn the loss of singer Jenni Rivera at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

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The shadow of the crowd at Universal City's memorial for Jenni Rivera.

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Fans hold a sign which reads "The diva will always be unforgettable" in Spanish.

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A woman carries a painting as fans of the late Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera wait in line with their tickets to attend the memorial service at the Gibson Amphitheater. The service, billed by the Rivera family as a "Celestial Graduation,'' was broadcast live and watched by her many fans off a big screen at a Universal CityWalk plaza.

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A general view of atmosphere at a candellight vigil for singer Jenni Rivera on December 10, 2012 in Long Beach, California.

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Jenni Rivera onstage during the 11th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Jenni Rivera sings the Mexican national anthem before the Middleweight bout against Shane Mosley and Sergio Mora at Staples Center on September 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

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