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Selena Forever! How Family and Fans Are Keeping the Icon’s Memory Alive

Twenty-five years after her death, Selena Quintanilla’s candle continues to burn brightly

An illustration of Selena. She is posing in front of a sun and roses against a bold colorful background.
Illustration: Dia Pacheco

SSelena Quintanilla-Pérez was a 23-year-old Grammy-winning rising star bringing Spanish lyrics to the charts when she was murdered in 1995. I was only five when Selena was killed. My mom tells me…

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