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Items are displayed at a makeshift memorial for Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera at a Mexican radio station that played her songs continuously all day on December 10, 2012 in Burbank, California.
Jenni Rivera's family has confirmed details for a public memorial in honor of their daughter's recent death in a plane crash in Northern Mexico. The two-hour ceremony – deemed a "celestial graduation" by the banda singer's family – will be held Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City.
"We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera," the family said in a statement, according to NBC Latino.
The public can pay respects to the music star between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Rivera's family asks that a single white rose and donations be given to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation.
Her burial will be private.
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The Mexican-American singer was born in Long Beach and became a superstar in Mexico, where she sold millions of albums and had her own reality show.
Various news outlets had talked of a memorial in her hometown, but the City of Long Beach issued a statement Monday that negated those reports:
"Long Beach had been mentioned in the media as a potential site for a public memorial this week. As with any large special event in Long Beach, City staff from the office of Special Events and Filming had been working with the family over the past several days to determine their needs. Ultimately, the family decided a public memorial will not take place in Long Beach."
The 43-year-old banda singer and six others died Dec. 9 when the Learjet they were traveling in crashed in northern Mexico.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The LA Times reports that Mexican officials and the National Transportation Safety Board could take nine months to a year to wrap up.