Bret Michaels Saddened By Jenni Rivera's Death

The death of Mexican-American singing sensation Jenni Rivera has sent shock waves through the music industry. Bret Michaels, in a post to his website, wrote that the incident shocked and upset him:

"I am deeply saddened hearing the news of the crash of Jenni Rivera's plane. Not only did the crash claim the life of Ms Rivera but that of 4 other people including, Jacob Yebale, who was a great friend to all of us at Michaels Entertainment having worked with me, VH1 and 51 Minds on numerous shoots.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as Ms. Rivera's and the other families who lost loved ones in this awful and sudden tragedy," he added.

Rivera and the others traveling on the plane were killed on December 9, when their private jet crashed. Details on the reason for the crash have not yet been released.

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