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hqdefaultSelena Quintanilla will be getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced at a conference held last Tuesday.

“The Committee looked carefully at each nominee and we feel that we have selected a great group of talent that will appeal to the tastes of many fans around the world,” stated TV producer Vin Di Bona, chair of the Walk of Fame Selection Committee.

Eva Longoria, Chris Pratt, and John Legend are just a few of the others that will be receiving a star in 2017.

Selena will be receiving her star more than two decades after her life was tragically cut short. On March 31st, 1995 she was murdered at just 23-years-old by the president of her fan club.

Selena’s legacy has only continued to grow since her untimely death. She was a triple threat; she could sing, dance and design her own costumes. Selena’s incredible vocal ability, personality and smile made the world fall in love with her quickly.

Selena’s widower Chris Perez couldn’t be happier with the news, taking to Facebook to thank her fans.

“I’d like to give a very special THANK YOU to all of you Selena fans out there for pushing for this to happen. She’s getting her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame! We found out yesterday but I didn’t want to post about it until I was 1000% sure. Simply AMAZING!!! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thank you guys…for keeping her memory and her legacy alive.”

The Quintanilla family announced the news to fans on Selena’s Facebook fan page. Reactions mostly stated: “It’s about time!” Clearly, the honor has been a long time coming.

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