On March 31 music superstar Selena was killed via gun shot…

On March 31, 1995 Tejano star Selena Quintanilla was killed via gun shot by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar.

Selena Quintanilla Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

Selena Quintanilla
Pam Francis/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty

At the time of her death, Selena’s momentum was strong, having won a Grammy, as well as having a string of hit songs under her belt. Selena’s final album, “Dreaming of You,” topped the Billboard 200 chart, as well as an array of Latin charts, selling over 2 million copies. Since her death, Selena’s music remains popular, and as a person, has become a pop culture icon.

Theatrical trailer for the 1997 biopic “Selena”:

Random Pop Culture: Jennifer Lopez arguably got the boost of her career by portraying the late Tejano star in the 1997 biopic, “Selena.”

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