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Remembering Selena: the legacy of a murdered star – The Guardian

Twenty-five years after the Tejano star was shot dead, she remains a symbol of pride for Mexican-Americans



Luis Miguel Ramírez can still remember where he was when he heard that Selena Quintanilla, the biggest star on the Tejano music scene, had been shot dead at the age of 23.
I was six years old and sitting on the bus when my brother came up running saying: Selena died! She got shot in the back!, says the 32-year-old lead singer of Latin alternative band, Son de Rey. When I got home my dad was crying a few months ago he told me the reason was that he couldnt bear to feel what the Quintanilla family…

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