On March 31 Selena was killed…

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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