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Demian Bichir

on Jenni Rivera:

'It's a Big, Sad Loss'

12/10/2012 4:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

121012_demian_bichir_launch_v2Demian Bichir -- one of the biggest Mexican-American stars in Hollywood -- says he was absolutely shocked when he learned about the death of Jenni Rivera ... telling TMZ, "It's a big sad loss."

Bichir -- just like Rivera -- has achieved success in both the U.S. and Mexico ... and yesterday in L.A., the "Weeds" actor told us just how special of a person Rivera was.

"She was a big, big, big artist," Bichir explained ... adding, "Very popular, not only in Mexico, but everywhere in the United States and many other Latin American countries."

As we previously reported, Rivera perished in a plane crash over the weekend ... while en route to appear on a Mexican TV show.

Rivera was 43.

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Parker    

still dont know who she was or is...never heard of her before!

577 days ago
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PatinNJ    

RIP to her and the others, prayers to their families.

But who is she? I mean, this isn't Buddy Holly we're talking about....

577 days ago
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dancedancedance    

Demian a MEXICAN-AMERICAN? WTF? He was born and raised in Mexico. BTW Jenni is huge in Mexico and the Hispanic culture, not only her but her brother, Lupillo Rivera, are latin american superstars. Plus she was a great person, really. Sad news.

577 days ago
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Jay W.     

Never heard of her, but any loss is sad for family and friends. Did hear her great voice on the news this morning. RIP Jenni.

577 days ago
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orteilos flugante    

MEX2max sadly indeed Y dost dhist keep happN

577 days ago
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ron    

STAY ALIVE STAY OUT OF 42 YEAR OLD PLANES

577 days ago
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niners4life    

to dancedance, she is not big in the hispanic culture, she was big in mexico and to mexicans, im hispanic and trust me that type of music is horrible, yes she was a good person but def not big in the hispanic com. sorry but is the truth

577 days ago
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Mrsweatynready     

She was huge all over the Latin American community even though her style of singing was rancheras/Banda her tv show on Mun2 is watched by a lot of Latin Americans and was going to have an all Latino cast on a abc7 network .get your facts str8 and stop talking out ur ass...

577 days ago
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xoxobby    

She's huge in the Hispanic community, not only because of her music but also because of wavy she went through. She had a baby at 15, married the guy and had more kids. He ended up abusing her, molesting his own daughters and raping Jennis sister. Her second marriage ended in divorce, that husband died later and her son went into depression. She sings corridos and norteñas, a type of music only men had been famous for. She was a bad ass woman, never took **** from anyone and it translated through her music. A strong woman that overcame problems. Mexico is not like the US, we mostly admire people with lots of money and an image. In Mexico, people look up to people that come from humble beginnings and people we can RELATE too.

577 days ago
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Mexicanprincess    

Look her up on the web mun2.com she is very famous not only for singing but for helping woman that have been abused,people with cancer and the list goes on

577 days ago
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myopinion    

I've never heard of her until yesterday! RIP Jenni

577 days ago
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whatever    

Jenni Rivera was very popular in Mexico. She wasn't as popular here in the U.S due to her music being only in Spanish. If she would have recorded an album in English her popularity would have expanded. I personally don't like Banda or norteña music. I knew of her from the few times she appeared on the ch 5 morning news and the Spanish gossip shows. Her ABC sitcom would have introduced her to a wider demographic. I am very surprised that the English media is actually spending time talking about her. I would have thought she would be a short quick mention and on to other news. May all those who perished along with her Rest in Peace

577 days ago
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luledz    

Jenni Rivera was a Mexican American success story, more famous amongst the latin culture being she sang in spanish, her whole family are musicians Banda Nortena music, Jenni also did a reality show on MUN2, she has survived domestic violence and alot of issues alot of us can relate to. God Bless Jenni may she rest in peace

577 days ago
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campy    

As I gaze into the looking glass.....I'm sensing sarcasm on a monumental scale - or - a writer that didn't pass 10th. grade English. One of the biggest Mexican American stars in Hollywood? So who's the biggest African star in Hollywood? Or the biggest Cambodian star in Hollywood? Plane crash was a tragedy, but I'd never heard of her.

577 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

You're so right, a big loss. I will never ever understand why if there is a God that the good people are taken and the devil infused are left on earth.

577 days ago
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