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Tickets to Jenni Rivera's memorial service sold out

December 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Tickets to Mexican-American music icon Jenni Rivera's memorial service sold out Tuesday within an hour of going on sale.

The memorial service will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. Rivera's brother, the Rev. Pedro Rivera Jr., will lead the ceremony.

To prevent massive crowds, Live Nation offered a limited number of tickets to the public, for a refundable fee of $1. Tickets went on sale at noon Tuesday on Ticketmaster.com, and sold out by approximately 1 p.m.

Fans could purchase up to two tickets at a time to the event. The $1 processing fee will be refunded within 72 hours of the memorial.

No actual tickets were issued online. To prevent ticket scalping, those who purchased tickets must bring the credit card used for the transaction and identification to the event to receive a receipt that will provide admission, according to Live Nation.

Only those fans with receipts will be allowed inside the property.

As friends and family still struggle to cope with the loss of the 43-year-old Diva of the Banda, members of her family have asked fans to hold the flowers and donate money to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation. Fans were also asked to offer their condolences at the memorial with a single white rose in hand.

Burial services will be private.

The singer, businesswoman, and actress died in a small plane crash in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plane disintegrated on impact and much of the wreckage was immediately recognizable. Six others, including two pilots, were also killed.

CNS contributed to this report.


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