Here Is The Selena Funeral Footage You Might Not Have Seen
On April 3, 1995, Selena Quintanilla was put to rest after being shot and killed by her fan club president, Yolanda Saldívar. Selena’s funeral was open to the public so fans could bid La Reina De Tejano a final farewell. Let’s take a moment to remember her. Here Is The Selena Funeral Footage You Might Not Have Seen
Selena never built walls separating her from her fans. On the day of her funeral, it was no different.
Thousands of friends, family, and fans made their way to Corpus Christi, Texas to wish Selena a loving farewell. Mourners gathered at the church where her body was laid in rest for all of her loved ones to see and pay respect to.
La Reina de Tejano music was laid to rest on April 3, 1995.Associated Press / Selfanaticos Online / YouTube
Family, friends, and fans were devastated by the sudden and tragic death of the singer. Her career had just started to cross over into English-language music and people were falling in love with her all over again.
She was buried dressed in the iconic purple we have come to associate her with.Associated Press / Selfanaticos Online / YouTube
One of Selena’s last moments was performing at the Houston Astrodome in front of thousands of fans. The image of the singer in her purple jumper is one of the most resounding images fans have of Selena all these years later.
Many people lined up along the road of the funeral procession in respect of the beloved Tejano singer.
“She was a great role model for everybody,” this fan told AP.
The world looked on as somber pallbearers carried Selena’s casket to her final resting place.Associated Press / Selfanaticos Online / YouTube
The once vibrant light of Selena Quintanilla was not extinguished when she died. She might not be with us physically anymore but her fans have kept her alive with her music and love.
Before lowering her casket, funeral-goers left hundreds of long-stemmed white roses, her favorite.
The roses were a touching homage to the singer and the love she shared with her fans.
It was truly a sorrowful moment for all those who loved and cherished the singer.Associated Press / Selfanaticos Online / YouTube
Hundreds of people lined the streets to get a glimpse of the hearse carrying Selena’s casket to the cemetery. Everyone was trying to get one final look at the special singer who changed the face of Latinos in music.
As in life, Selena’s funeral was open to the public so everyone touched by the singer could bid her farewell.Associated Press / Selfanaticos Online / YouTube
Her importance to the Latino community cannot be stated enough. She was the first singer to go mainstream that looked like her community and represented her community with such grace.
The world watched heartbroken family and friends said goodbye.
The heartbreak was felt around the world as all of her fans watched those closest to her giving her a final goodbye.
And a devastated husband tried to come to terms with his unimaginable loss.
Chris Perez has continued to keep Selena alive through his own words and actions.
Watch the full funeral footage below. [Warning: You will see open casket images of Selena in the video.]
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