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Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera's Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized

The event was reported by the followers of the American singer of Mexican origin

La estrella dedicada a la cantante Jenni Rivera fue vandalizada este lunes
La estrella dedicada a la cantante Jenni Rivera fue vandalizada este lunes | Collage ADN América

July 9, 2024 2:57pm

Updated: July 10, 2024 4:02am

The iconic gold star that honors the legacy of Mexican American singer Jenni Rivera was vandalized Monday morning with black paint just two weeks after being placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The famous Mexican American singer died in a Learjet 25 plane crash south of Monterrey, Mexico in 2012.

"This morning fans reported [sic] that Jenni Rivera's star has been vandalized. This is unacceptable!" said the Hollywood Walk of Fame organization in a message on X, formerly known as Twitter.

The event was reported by followers of the American singer of Mexican origin, who shared a video that shows at least two people trying to remove the remains of paint with cleaning products and wet wipes.

A cleanup team was sent to the location of the star known as 'La Diva de la Banda' to repair the damage.

The posthumous star to commemorate Rivera was placed on June 27 in the middle of an emotional ceremony that reviewed his musical legacy and was attended by his five children accompanied by the Mexican singer and family friend Gloria Trevi.

Born in Long Beach (USA) and died in Mexico at the age of 43, Rivera received the Lo Nuestro Excellence Award nine consecutive times, two Billboard Awards, 22 Billboard Latin Music Awards and four Latin nominations throughout her career.

In 2008, the album Jenni became her first debut at the height of the Billboard Top Latin Albums. Their catalog consists of multi-platinum albums such as Parrandera, rebellious and daring, La gran Señora and Joyas borrowed, fueled by hits such as Inolvidable and Ya lo Sé.

In 2013, a year after her death, the Grammy Museum dedicated the first exhibition of a Latin artist to her in that institution and in 2016 the City of Long Beach inaugurated the Jenni Rivera Memorial Park.

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