LONG BEACH, CA – DECEMBER 13: General view of a makeshift memorial in honor of singer Jenni Rivera, who died in a plane crash aged 43 early on Sunday morning in Northern Mexico, outside the residence of Rosa Saavedra mother of the late singer, on December 13, 2012 in Long Beach, California, United States. (Photo by JC Olivera/WireImage)

Thousands to pack Jenni Rivera’s memorial

Free tickets to Jenni Rivera’s memorial in Los Angeles were made available on Tuesday through Ticketmaster, allowing fans the chance to say their final good byes to the Mexican-American songstress.

Available on a first-come, first-serve basis, the tickets to the event at the Gibson Amphitheater were available at noon Tuesday for a $1 credit card processing fee, which will be refunded to ticket holders within 72 hours of the memorial.

Tickets were sold out within an hour, reports Billboard. To prevent ticket scalping, ticket holders will be required to show both identification and the credit card used to purchase the tickets, according to Ticketmaster policy.

The Gibson Amphitheater – which can hold more than 6,000 people – will be the site of the only public memorial for the 43-year-old and will be led by Rivera’s elder brother, minister Pedro Rivera Jr.

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The memorial – which the Rivera family has referred to as a “celestial graduation” – will be held from 10 to noon PST on Wednesday and is an opportunity for her fans to pay their respects to deceased “I Love Jenni” star, who sold more than 15 million albums in her lifetime.

“We will celebrate the graduation into heaven, with honors, of our beloved mother, daughter and sister Jenni Rivera,” her family said in a statement Monday.

In lieu of flower arrangements, Rivera’s five children have requested “that donations be made to the Jenni Rivera Love Foundation in addition to a single white rose.”

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Numerous vigils have been held following Rivera’s death in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico on Dec. 9, with hundreds of fans gathering each day at the Rivera family home, leaving flowers, balloons and posters at the site.

And while Rivera had planned to release a new compilation album titled “La Misma Gran Señora” just two days after her unexpected death, her album sales have soared. Total album sales have risen 334 percent to 6,000 reports The Hollywood Reporter, and her tunes have also dominated digital downloads, with 11 debuts or re-entries on Nielsen SoundScan’s Regional Mexican Digital Songs chart.

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