Selena Quintanilla Death Anniversary: Jennifer Lopez, A.B., Suzette, Remember 'Queen Of Tejano'

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Selena's siblings honored the "Queen of Tejano" on hear 22nd death anniversary. Facebook/abquintanilla3

It has been 22 years since the world lost Selena Quintanilla, the "Queen of Tejano." The Texan beauty is not physically with us anymore, but her presence is still very much present. Just last year, Mac cosmetics honored her legacy by releasing a makeup line inspired by the singer, a wax figure was also unveiled, and every time the biofilm airs on television she becomes a trending topic.

On her death anniversary, her family honored Selena. A.B. shared a photo of himself with his two sisters. Suzette, posted a picture of a white flower, which recalls "Como La Flor," one of Selena's biggest hits. She also added the following words: "Your loved more than you could ever imagine.... I miss you and love you." Fans of the dearly departed entertainer poured in the comments sharing their thoughts, feelings and images of the late star.

Jennifer Lopez, who played Selena in the big screen, also took to social media to remember the star. The "Bronx-diva" shared a photo of Quintanilla and added the following tags: "never forgotten," "legend," "legends never die," "icon," "latina," and "love."


SELENA #neverforgotten #legend #legendsneverdie #icon #latina #love ___❤️

A post shared by Jennifer Lopez (@jlo) on Mar 31, 2017 at 12:55pm PDT

Selena Quintanilla rose to stardom came when she released her "Ven Conmigo" album, which was the first Tejano album recorded by a female artist to achieve gold status. In 1992 another hit came with "Como La Flor" from her "Entre A Mi Mundo" album. Selena received a Grammy for Best Mexican-American Album for "Selena Vive!"

She once said that when she performed she transformed into a different person. "Well, when I am singing I am a completely different person. I could be very free, depending on the situation I could do what I want. I could have to deliver, as with many songs, a lot of emotion if a song is very sad as with a very happy and excited song. It depends, it depends. Compared to when I am in my, I am normal, like whomever, of the public," during an interview with Cristina.

Although her father was strict, Selena knew it was to get the best out of her. "First I want to say that my father wasn't like that," she said. "My father, he saw the talent and he tried to cultivate it and tried to do something about it. But it wasn't in a bad way. It was to help us to do something in life. I think it is something very sad because not all parents are like that. And even if the father of Michael Jackson did that, you have to love your parents even if they do bad things. You know, it's like the roles, like they reverse. When a child does bad things, the parents are always going to love their child even if they do something bad. They are always going to love them. It's like that love you have within a family."


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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.