Mann it is so crazy that after 20 years after the passing of the Queen of kumbia, Selena is still honored for her superstar work,music and most of all her beautiful spirit.
I took the passing hard when I was young. She was such a beautiful person,From being Humble to for her crazy girl personality.
I read an article that her dad spoke on her 20th anniversary. “It’s crazy. It grows every day with events everywhere, but we’re not organizing them,” Selena’s father Abraham told the Associated Press. “Our family never got together every year on the day of her murder, because there’s nothing to celebrate, and this year won’t be the exception,” he added.
As Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Quintanillas do not celebrate deaths or birthdays, but, says Abraham, “We remember our daughter every single day. We don’t need a special day to remember her.”
Whats is more crazier is that fans still across the world have been Tweeting pictures and remembrances in all types of different languages or posting their favorite songs. Dreaming of You, Selena’s final album, topped the Billboard 200 chart and the Latin charts for nine months after her death, selling more than 2 million copies.
Selena’s father Abraham has given his blessing to one event held in his daughter’s honor: The Festival de la Flor, which features members of the singer’s family performing. Held in Corpus Christi, Texas from April 17-18 (Selena’s birthday was April 16, 1971), where the singer launched her career, the event is expected to draw 50,000 attendees.
Selena’s talent crossed all boundaries: One of the many fan sites dedicated to her, SelenaForever, was started by Toronto, Canada, native John Wood in 2004. Despite not being of Hispanic background and not speaking Spanish, Wood told NBC News that the singer’s Spanish songs are his favorite.
“Her kindness came through immediately in her videos. You could see how she treated her fans with such respect and how she truly loved them,” said Wood. “She is someone who deserves to be remembered, because she was a great role model,” he continued.
“Her tragic death was a flashpoint in time,” George Reynoso, owner of the music store All That Music in El Paso, told The El Paso Times in an email. “That moment established her as the de-facto Mexican-American entertainment hero for a bi-cultural generation of young Latinos in the U.S.”
So much love for her, To my brother AB Quintanilla I love you man and have so much respect for you.
Im glad we shared the stage together, and with that said I will always be here for your friendship
SELENA QUINTANILLA PEREZ FOREVER, FOREVER SELENA. I always miss you and glad you lived in my Home town of Corpus Christi.