Selena, ‘Queen of Tejano Music,’ to Receive Posthumous Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Selena Quintanilla is just one of 34 new honorees who will each be recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Selena Quintanilla is just one of 34 new honorees who will each be recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

Selena’s star still burns bright 21 years after her death, as the Queen of Tejano music finally gets her place on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the Walk of Fame Class of 2017, honoring luminaries from motion pictures, television, recording, radio and live theater.

Selena Quintanilla is just one of 34 new honorees who will each be recognized in a ceremony in the new year. Quintanilla, a successful recording artist and fashion designer, was just 23 when murdered in 1995 by the president of her fan club.

Quintanilla’s death sent shock waves through the music industry and beyond, with her funeral drawing 60,000 mourners. She was memorialized in 1997 with a biopic bearing her name and starring a then relatively unknown Jennifer Lopez.

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