Jenni Rivera memorial: Limited free tickets available at noon
A limited number of tickets will be available for Jenni Rivera’s memorial Wednesday at the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk.
The first-come, first-served tickets will go on sale at noon Tuesday on TicketMaster. Two tickets will be available for every transaction and a credit card will be charged $1, which will be refunded within 72 hours of the memorial.
Attendees will be required to show the credit card used at the time of the transaction along with a valid photo ID matching the name on the card.
Rivera and six other people aboard a Learjet 25 were killed when it crashed near Iturbide, Mexico, earlier this month.
Mexican authorities have told reporters they believe her plane dropped 28,000 feet at speeds that might have exceeded 600 mph.
The memorial -- called a "celestial graduation" by her family -- will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and led by Rivera’s brother and minister, Pedro Rivera Jr.
"We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera," the family said in a statement.
-- Adolfo Flores
Photo: A memorial grows for singer Jenni Rivera outside her family's home in Lakewood. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times