The remains of the late singer Jenni Rivera have been identified and returned to her family, following her death in a plane crash on sunday, CNN have reported.

The Spanish-American starlet was flying from the northern city of Monterrey on her way to Toluca with six others, all members of her touring party, when her plane crashed shortly after take-off. Although officials were reluctant to consider her death at first, their fears were realised later through the week when her remains were discovered and identified by her three brothers Lupillo, Juan and Gustavo.

Details on the crash are still a little sketchy, with new information into the ill-fated flight Rivera was on being released with each passing day. According to Mexican officials, her plane plunged from around 28,000 feet only a short while after take-off, but as of yet no explanation has been given as to what may have cause the crash.

Since the news of her death was first announced, notes of well-wishing have been strewn across Twitter from just about every aspect of the entertainment industry, including Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin to name but a few. Ricky, writing in his and Jenni's native Spanish, wrote "Esto es triste. Un poco en shock. Mucha paz para su familia," whilst J-Lo and Eva send out their love to the family and friends of all aboard the plane, with Lopez signing off in Spanish also saying: "Que dios los bendigan!! Descansen en paz..."