Twenty-one years after her death, our “Queen of Tejano” will finally get her place on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the Walk of Fame Class of 2017, which includes honorees from film, television, music, radio and live theater. You can read the full list here.
Texas-born Selena Quintanilla, who would have celebrated her 45th birthday in April, is one of 34 new honorees who will be recognized next year. Not only was Quintanilla a Mexican-American singer, she was also a fashion designer and major pop culture icon.
Quintanilla was just 23 when her former fan club president Yolanda Saldivar fatally shot her in Corpus Christi on March 31, 1995. For many fans like the American-Statesman’s Nancy Flores, “the memory of hearing this news resonates as much as the moment when President John F. Kennedy was shot did for an older generation.”
Here’s how people on social media are celebrating the news:
SELENA IS GETTING A STAR IN HOLLYWOOD!!! 'BOUT TIME!!!ðŸŒ¹ pic.twitter.com/DQvZM5mHfq
— alexis (@alexisangelina) June 29, 2016
If my parents don't take me to the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year to see Selena's star I will forever be heartbroken
— sophia (@sophia_annette) June 29, 2016
Selena Quintanilla is FINALLY getting a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame pic.twitter.com/kLTLbMxWzg
— jake (@jakehornerr) June 29, 2016
I legit cried knowing Selena is finally getting a star ðŸ˜ðŸ˜ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–ðŸ’–
— A (@alonderzz) June 29, 2016