You had never witnessed a funeral like that one before. Everyone came together to bid farewell to J.R Ridinger, a Miami socialite and the chairman and CEO of Market America and SHOP.COM, including Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck, Kim Kardashian, Alejandro Sanz, Gloria Estefan, and many others.
The well-known and adored businessman passed away unexpectedly in August at the age of 63 from a pulmonary embolism. "You should know I'm broken, even though I can't speak and am shocked. After the unfortunate death, Ridinger's widow, Loren, remarked, "My heart has been ripped out. To put to rest the rumours that he fell, J.R. got a sudden pulmonary embolism when we were on our first family vacation in three years. He disappeared in a split second. An instant. I ask you to think about him and pray.
To honour his life and achievements, Loren and their daughter Amber organised a party where JLo and Ja Rule, Alicia Keys, Jamie Foxx, and Alejandro Sanz gave performances.
Loren posted behind-the-scenes photos and videos of the event on social media, including pictures and videos of a collective sing-along in which everyone there was holding white candles.
Additionally, Jennifer Lopez posted pictures on her own Instagram account in a touching tribute to her deceased buddy. Strength, grace, and beauty My lovely friend lost the love of her life after more than 30 years of marriage. Last night we celebrated JR's life, and despite the excruciating agony and never-ending tears of the previous month, we were still able to laugh, remember, and even #DanceAgain. He would have loved it! We still have your girl, JR. She wrote, "#UntilNextTime #TrueLoveNeverDies.