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.
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.
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.
Before lowering her casket, funeral-goers left hundreds of long-stemmed white roses, her favorite.
The world watched heartbroken family and friends said goodbye.
And a devastated husband tried to come to terms with his unimaginable loss.
Watch the full funeral footage below. [Warning: You will see open casket images of Selena in the video.]
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