According to MSN, POISON singer Bret Michaels is mourning the loss of a friend who is feared dead in the same plane crash which claimed the life of Latin singer Jenni Rivera.
The star’s private plane went missing after taking off from an airport in Monterrey, Mexico on Sunday, December 9, and rescuers have subsequently found wreckage scattered across Nuevo Leon state.
No bodies have yet been found, but all seven people on the jet are now presumed dead, including make-up artist Jacob Yebale, who was a good friend of Michaels.
The rocker has released a statement paying tribute to his pal, which reads: “I am deeply saddened hearing the news of the crash of Jenni Rivera’s plane. Not only did the crash claim the life of Ms. Rivera but that of 4 (sic) other people including, Jacob Yebale, who was a great friend to all of us at Michaels Entertainment having worked with me, VH1 and (production company) 51 Minds on numerous shoots. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family as well as Ms. Rivera’s and the other families who lost loved ones in this awful and sudden tragedy.”
Search and rescue teams in Mexico are still looking for the bodies of those lost in the disaster, but authorities have recovered Rivera’s driver’s license from the wreckage.
Read more at MSN.