How Did Juan López Die? All About the Late Jenni Rivera’s Husband!

Juan López, known to the public primarily as Jenni Rivera's husband, was a businessman in the regional Mexican music scene. Born on March 17, 1972, in Nayarit, Mexico his full name was Juan Manuel López Pardo. He had both Mexican and Mexican-American nationality. He spent part of his childhood there before moving to the United States. It's not clear when he moved to the United States, but it is known that he made a life for himself there.

People don't know much about him because he lived in the dark for most of his life, up until he met and married Jenni Rivera. Here is what we know about her!

How Did Juan Lopez Die?

Juan Lopez died of the effects of pneumonia while he was in jail for smuggling and selling drugs in 2009. In 1997, when he was 25, he broke the law and was arrested for bringing illegal immigrants into the United States. Before he was let out, he had been locked up for more than six months. When he was caught, he had only been married for a few weeks.

In 2007, Juan was caught again for selling drugs, which was the next big time he was caught. It wasn't clear what his sentence was, but he was arrested and put in jail. Two years later, he was said to have developed problems with his lungs that would kill him before he turned 40.

Lopez died in 2009, which is what was said, a few years after he was arrested for a major drug crime. He was locked up in Huntington Park, California, US, which is also where he died.

Other important facts, like the exact time of his death and what really happened, have not been made public. For example, it is not known what actually killed him.

Juan Lopez and Jenni Rivera's Relationship

Juan Lopez became famous when he married Jenni Rivera, an American singer who was already well-known. After meeting for the first time in a bar in California in 1997, the couple got married that same year. Rivera had just finished his show, and they looked at each other. It was love at first sight for the two, and they only went out on dates for a few months before Rivera decided to marry Juan Lopez as her second husband.

Juan Lopez and Jenni Rivera

The famous singer's first marriage was to José Trinidad Marn. It ran from 1984 to 1992 when it came out that her husband was an abuser who had abused both her sister and her daughter. He was charged in 1997, but he ran away. He was caught in 2006 and given a term of 31 years in prison.

She thought her problems were over when she met and married Juan, but he got in trouble with the law right away. Even worse, he cheated on her, so they split up in 2003. Before that, they had two kids, Jenicka Lopez and Johnny Lopez.

Juan didn't get married again until he died, but Rivera tried again in 2010 when she married MLB player Esteban Loaiza. Sad to say, the marriage broke up when she died at the age of 43 in 2012.

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