The late Selena Quintanilla, was honored with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday, November 3, in a rare evening event. The ceremony of the famed Tejano singer, who passed tragically 22 years ago, brought a record-breaking crowd of 4,500 fans to the star unveiling. The star was placed in front of the iconic Capitol Records building, which also happens to be the home of her record label EMI Latin at 1750 North Vine Street.
Among the guests were, Edward James Olmos, who played her father in the biographical film “Selena,” as well as Gregory Nava, the director of the film. Speakers at the ceremony included: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and actress Eva Longoria, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, which also happens to be the birthplace of Selena. Suzette Quintanilla, the singer’s sister accepted the star on behalf of the family, who was also in attendance.
Since the dedication ceremony, fans have continuously left candles and flowers on her star daily. The Latina singer was truly loved, and now her fans will have a place to gather to honor her.
Suzette Quintanilla ended the ceremony with Selena’s own words, “the goal isn’t to live forever, but to create something that will.” Selena will live forever in the minds of her fans and on the Hollywood sidewalk.
In case you missed the event, here’s the livestream.