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On March 31, 1995, we sadly lost Selena Quintanilla. Today marks the 21-year anniversary of her tragic death. And though we will always remember her amazing talent and the incredible legacy she left behind, we cannot help but feel an emptiness inside at the thought of how she was taken from all of us far too soon.

On this anniversary, we're taking a look back at how this tragedy unfolded, how those closest to her dealt with this horrible moment, and how her fans are remembering her today. 

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The first news reports

It's still so hard to watch this so many years later. 

Chris Perez remembers how it all unfolded

Selena's widower, Chris Perez, recounts the senselessness. 

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Fans graffiti the room where Selena was killed

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The room from the Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas. 

Selena's funeral

Hundreds showed up to Selena's funeral that took place on April 3, 1995. 

Rest in Peace, Selena Quintanilla Perez!

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Posted by Eric James Estrada on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Eric James Estrada remembers Selena. 

One fan remembers where she was on that terrible day

I can still rememember this day back in 1995. I was working at memorial hospital (mail courier) i was going through the...

Posted by Kimberly Cardenas on Thursday, March 31, 2016

"She was a beautiful person inside and out"

Anyone that knows me knows I'm a die hard Selena Quintanilla fan. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Selena made...

Posted by Virginia Harahsheh on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Virginia Harahsheh: "Selena made her fans feel special."



Rest in peace, Selena.