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Video: Jenni Rivera memorial sold out at Gibson Amphitheatre (Update)

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Jenni Rivera's casket sits on the stage of the Gibson Amphitheatre during her public memorial Wednesday morning.

UPDATE 11:00 a.m.: Fans chanted "Jen-ni! Jen-ni!" at the singer's memorial service billed as a "celestial graduation" by her family.

Among the guests were famed Mexican singers Marco Antonio Solis, Ana Gabriel and Joan Sebastian. Others included Olga Tañon and Rivera's children.

A red casket sat onstage amid a sea of white roses, as images of Rivera played on a big screen.

The burial will be private. View some video from the memorial:

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PREVIOUSLY: A limited number of tickets issued for Jenni Rivera's memorial Wednesday morning sold out almost immediately Tuesday. Those who couldn't obtain passes can honor her legacy online via a live stream. We will also be posting a photo slideshow of the event.

The $1 tickets became available on Ticketmaster at noon Tuesday. Fans could purchase two tickets per transaction, and will receive refunds for their buys, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Billboard said that fifteen minutes into sales, many of the tickets were already gone or only available as individual seats. According to NBC LA, tickets to the public ceremony at the Gibson Amphitheatre completely sold out within one hour. The venue seats 6,089 people on two levels. The service begins at 10 a.m.

"It was very hard to get in," a fan told NBC4 at the Universal CityWalk venue. "We got here at 4:30 in the morning. Her songs inspired a lot of women. She was, for me, the best."

The performer was scheduled to take the Gibson Amphitheatre stage this coming March.

See NBC Los Angeles footage of the Banda singer's memorial below. One of her five brothers, Pedro Rivera Jr., will lead the service.

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Univision announced that the network will also be airing the memorial; their coverage begins at 9 a.m.

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Rivera and six others died Dec. 9 in a plane crash in northern Mexico. She was 43 and survived by five children and two grandchildren.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Rivera sold more than 15 million copies of her 12 major-label albums. Her soulful singing style and her honesty about her tumultuous personal life won her fans on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. She also was an actress and reality-TV star.

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