The final Facebook posts and tweets of those involved in a shocking accident like the one that claimed the life of Mexican-American singing star Jenni Rivera this weekend remain a strange, eerie and heartbreaking staple of subsequent news coverage. There is no hint in these captured moments of what is about to tragically befall the account holder; the statuses present simple, joyful everyday moments now frozen in digital time.
This morning on Today in LA, NBCA LA tech and social media reporter Mekahlo Medina showcased some final Facebook photos shared over the weekend by Rivera’s make-up artist Jacob Yebale and publicist Arturo Rivera. Both were from LA.
Be it the shot of Yebale in a dressing room applying make-up to the singer or that of her publicist standing proudly in front of the group’s private jet before take-off, these Facebook shots provide a bittersweet reminder of just how fragile and jarring human life can be. RIP.