35th year  -  N° 263                 Saturday, 19 September 2020         Antwerpen		
Out in the Real World
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Friday 31st of March 1995

25 years ago

Singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla-Pérez aka The Queen of Tejano music is shot dead by 35-year-old Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club at the age of 24 in Days Inn Motel, 901 Navigation Blvd, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States.

Saldívar was embezzling money from the Selena fan club and Selena decided to fire her. Shot once in her right shoulder, severing an artery, Selena ran towards the lobby for help. She collapsed on the floor as the clerk called 911, with Saldívar still chasing her and calling her a "bitch". Selena died in a hospital from loss of blood. Her funeral drew 60.000 mourners.