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Selena Quintanilla: Hollywood Star on Walk of Fame 22 Years After Death

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By    |   Thursday, 30 Jun 2016 07:50 AM

Selena Quintanilla will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 22 years after the Tejano music star's shooting death.

She will be one of 34 entertainers from music, movies, television, radio, and theater, being honored, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Quintanilla, or just Selena to fans, died in 1995 at 23 when she was shot in Corpus Christi, Texas by the founder of her fan club, reported E! News.

Her music continues to resonate. A past recording won the Latin Billboard Music Award's Top Latin Albums female Artist of the Year in April. She was also nominated for best Latin Pop Album Solo Artists of the Year, according to Billboard.

"Myself and my family are very excited about it," Suzette Quintanilla Arriaga, Selena's sister told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. "We're honored that people are still remembering her 21 years (after her death). I hope everyone in Corpus Christi carries around a sense of pride. (Selena) would always make shout outs to Corpus Christi wherever she was. She was proud of her hometown."

Selena won the Grammy for Best Mexican-American album in 1993 and owned her own clothing line and a boutique-salon at the time of her death, noted "Entertainment Tonight."

She was killed by friend and employee Yolanda Saldívar who she confronted about embezzling money from her fan club. Saldivar is currently serving a life sentence at the Mountain View Facility in Gatesville, Texas and will be eligible for parole in 2025, according to KSAT-TV.

A movie about Selena, made and released in 1997, starred Jennifer Lopez.

Selena will be one of two Corpus Christi natives honored with a Walk of Fame star next year, said the Caller-Times. Actress Eva Longoria, best known for her role on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," will also be honored.

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