Hollywood Walk Of Fame 2017: Chris Perez Thanks Selena Quintanilla Fans For Star

Selena Quintanilla made headlines this week proving that even 21 years after her death she's still the reina

Quintanilla became a trending topic Tuesday after it was revealed that she will be getting her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2017. The official announcement was made by the Walk of Fame Selection Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, revealing the new stars in categories of motion pictures, television, recording, theater and radio.

"The Walk of Fame Selection Committee is thrilled to announce our newest honorees to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” stated Television Producer and Walk of Famer Vin Di Bona.

Selena Selena Quintanilla will receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame next year. Find out who else is part of the Class of 2017! Facebook/@SelenaLaLeyenda

Following the breaking news, Selena fans immediately expressed their joy for her well-deserved star. The Queen of Tejano's widower, former Los Dinos guitar player and Grammy-winning artist, Chris Perez, also reacted to Selena's star with a sweet message on Facebook. 

"I'd like to give a very special THANK YOU to all of you Selena fans out there for pushing for this to happen," he wrote along with a screen shot of our article on Latin Times! "She's getting her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame! We found out yesterday but I didn't want to post about it until I was 1000% sure. Simply AMAZING!!! I've said it before and I'll say it again, thank you guys...for keeping her memory and her legacy alive," he added, owing the great accomplishment to her fans.

Selena Quintanilla, Chris Perez Selena Quintanilla's widower, Chris Perez, shared a rare love letter on singer's 21st death anniversary. We revisit it again before March 31 2017, which would mark the 22nd death anniversary. Instagram/SelenaandChris

The Class of 2017 include: Amy Adams, Jason Bateman, Goldie Hawn, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Pratt, Brett Ratner, Ryan Reynolds, George A. Romero, Mark Ruffalo, Rita Wilson, Tyra Banks, Andre Braugher, Ken Corday, Lee Daniels, Hugh Laurie, Eva Longoria, Wolfgang Puck, Keri Russell, Haim Saban, George Segal, Sarah Silverman, Jeffrey Tambor, Clarence Avant, Jerry Goldsmith (posthumous), Hall &Oates, Ice Cube, John Legend, *NSYNC, New Edition, Selena Quintanilla (posthumous), Elvis Duran, Criss Angel, Jeff Dunham and Gustavo Dudamel.

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP