REMEMBERING SELENA QUINTANILLA-PéREZ

Remembering Selena Quintanilla-Pérez
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REMEMBERING SELENA QUINTANILLA-PéREZ



Written by Jack Blocker
31 Tuesday 31st March 2015

Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Selena. For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, Selena was a Mexican-American singer whose stratospheric popularity in Latin America was only cemented by her tragic murder.

On 31 March 1995, Selena was shot and killed by her agent at a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her death caused widespread mourning across the hispanic community, the tragedy being compared to the death of JFK, Lennon and Elvis. In all honesty, it probably had a greater impact than any of those losses.

To say Selena is remembered fondly is to undersell her legacy. She's practically a saint, or at least as close a person can get to being one without the church officially beatifying them. Selena iconography litters the southwestern US and central America, so I thought I'd dump a load of it here in honour of the singer.

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