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.
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.
Fans graffiti the room where Selena was killed
The room from the Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Hundreds showed up to Selena's funeral that took place on April 3, 1995.