By Jose Cruz, Our Tiempo

Like so many, we were shocked to hear of the untimely death of singer Jenni Rivera. Jenni was an icon in our community, know for her talent on the stage and her support of multiple issues effecting Latinos across the Americas.

Jenni is set to star in the 2013 film release “Filly Brown.” The cast and crew released this statement as well as a clip today in her honor-

We are shocked and devastated by the tragic loss of our friend and colleague Jenni Rivera. She was a uniquely talented woman and an inspiration to millions, especially those of us who were lucky enough to work with her. Though she’ll be remembered as an iconic singer, she was also a powerful actress whose full range of talents the world was just beginning to discover. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her children and family. — on behalf of the Directors, Producers, Cast and Crew of “Filly Brown”

The world lost an extraordinary talent in the realm of Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, and Frank Sinatra, who took their singing artistry and became dramatic artists in film and television. Jenni Rivera was destined to surpass any artist that we have ever seen coming from the Mexican American culture. She was just starting. My love to her family, especially her children and her mother and father. –Edward James Olmos

Filly Brown will be in theaters, Spring 2013

This article was first published in Our Tempo.

Jose Cruz is a Puerto Rican/Irish multi-city/multi-hat guru at An online entrepreneur, Jose is the in house editor and writer. With a background in politics and a career that includes a law degree, the Clinton White House and managing and developing websites geared at the Latino community, his tastes are as diverse as his work. Just at home diving into a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza to munching on a Fish Taco in East LA. Twitter: @JoseCruz2000

[Photo by Julio Enriquez]

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