Selena Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Selena Quintanilla Perez has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 22 years after her passing. The Mexican-American Tejano music songstress was gunned down by the president of her fanclub, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar received a life sentence and is currently serving her sentence in a Texas prison where she is allowed 2 hours of visitation contact with her loved ones. Selena skyrocketed to fame in Latin America due to a string of hits including Como La Flor, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom & Amor Prohibido.
Selena was described as “The Mexican Madonna” by Kurt Loder and was working on her English crossover album before her tragic passing. Selena was shot in the back at a Days Inn in her hometown - Corpus Christi, the bullet traveled through her body, she ran to the hotel lobby where she identified her assailant and gave the room number where the incident took place before collapsing and being pronounced dead a little over an hour after being wounded. She was 23.