Selena Is Memorialized With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Style Magazine Newswire | 11/10/2017, 10:51 a.m.
The late Selena Quintanilla, the undisputed Queen of Tejano music, was memorialized with a much-anticipated star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. At the ceremony, Suzette Quintanilla quoted her sister's words, "Selena said, the goal isn't to live forever, but to create something that will." And that Selena did; she rose to fame among Mexican Americans and in Latin America with her signature blend of Tejano ballads and contemporary pop. At 23, she was about to debut her much-anticipated crossover album when she was shot to death on March 31, 1995, in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. Yolanda Saldívar, the founder of her fan club who had been fired for embezzlement, was convicted of first-degree murder. For fans, Friday's event was a necessary milestone for the Tejana legend.