More than 20 years after her death, Selena – the Queen of Tejano music – finally has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her star was placed outside Capitol Records on Friday. Her immediate family and former husband Chris Perez posed for photos and addressed a massive crowd that gathered to celebrate. Selena became the 89th Latino artist to earn the prestigious honor, The Los Angeles Times reported.
A Grammy-winner with 60 million records sold, Selena Quintanilla died in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1995 at the age of 23 after being shot by the former manager of her boutiques.
Plans for Selena’s star were first announced in October, and Mayor Eric Garcetti declared Nov. 3 “Selena Day” in Los Angeles.
An Oct. 24 editorial in The Dallas Morning News asked, “Seriously, what took so long?” before recapping Selena’s lasting legacy – including her humble beginnings, her entrepreneurship and her setting the stage for future Latino stars.
That legacy was celebrated even more on Friday, with respects paid on Twitter accompanying the festivities in Los Angeles.