Turning Shit into Gold since 2006
Being a native of San Antonio, TX, home of Selena’s magnificent clothing boutique, it is hard not to acknowledge the passing of such a kind and gifted individual. This was my generation’s Kennedy assassination, folks. I was ten years old, sitting in the car with my mom, listening to the radio as we watched my little sister practice for T-ball regional’s when the DJ announced that the Grammy winning pop star had been killed by the president of her fan club.
It would be years later until I realized the true impact of Selena’s death, thanks to an amazing onscreen performance by Jennifer Lopez. She inspired people with her positivity and she did it gracefully. The statue in her hometown of Corpus Christi, TX, displays the icon in a comfortable pose. Leaning against a wall, head tucked into her chest, and roses resting at her side show Selena in her purest form.
There is still a void that has not been filled since March 31, 1995, but there is consolation in knowing that Selena is up in Heaven eating Whataburger with God on a daily basis. Being the generous heart that she was, she is probably ordering up Whataburger for everyone!
To quote Billy Joel and every other cheesy asshole out there, “Only the good die young.”
R.I.P. Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, 1971-1995.