Selena Quintanilla, Up Close and familiar-- How Parents cope with an Early Departure


Selena Quintanilla, your legend still lives and definitely you are still around us. We cannot forget that day, March 31, 1995... when the news broke the reality of your departure from us. Is hard to think how a parent could be able to deal with the lose of a beautiful daughter at the tender age of 23. On April the 16th you would've turned 41. So many things would've been so different. I could've swore I dreamed of you singing next to Rihanna and U2. But you were chosen to leave us early. We think that your charisma and sexy voice made a difference when you delivered your songs. We cannot stop thinking of your last concert at the astrodome in Houston. Oh Dios!

Courtesy of J3sus Gom3z

March 31, 1995

Days-In Hotel

Corpus Christi Texas, room 158

Selena was ofuscated with her fan's club manager Yolanda Zaldivar. Tension built up when the Texan singer confronted her future murderer. Embezzlement and fraud has been haunting the family and Selena's dad was not going to take it anymore. Sometimes we wonder if a couple of ten thousand dollars were worth the fight. In her mind Yolanda is decided to end her boss life.

"This is the end of the month Yolanda. I have been protecting you from my parents outrage, and is time for you to come clean. Once and for all I want to have in my hands the accountant's report and a full explanation of these checks forgery allegations. Delaying this situation is getting you nowhere. How could you...! The IRS is going to find out about your little games Yolanda!"

Sounded like a normal day at the office, but Yolanda sitting herself on the hotel bed, opened up her purse, slowly as it could be... and got a small gun. Selena that was close to the outside door, realises that this woman is about to take justice in her own hands. Selena instinctively tries to flee... but as soon as she opens the door, she is shot on her right shoulder. "Bitch..!" is all Yolanda can say in rage. Selena is mortally wounded, and flees through the hallway that takes her to the receptionist. In our quick recount, we see our singer still wondering, why? Her eyes and her strength are almost coming to a close. Of course we see in her mind her last thoughts for her family and God. Yolanda cannot believe what she did, and runs toward her own pick up car. For the next nine hours, the assassin held a gun to her head, threatening the police with taking her own life...

You were an angel among angels and we see you taking that woman to get checked, supposedly for rape. You were so good of a person, that this demon was taking her time and took advantage of the best moment to take and rob your life. Could we have prevented it? Yeah sure, but that would've change history in your favor and we would've disrupted mortality. Changing divine, and not understandable at all, intervention, could've have resulted in devastating consequences. Only the maker can stop the Sun from shining upon us, and we have to abide by the rules of life... and death.

What Happened then?

Court papers, witnesses and even gossipers thought of a personal plotting. Was just Saldivar the solely killer? Was this a black shadow behind the record industry? Our only assumption is that Selena broke into mainstream creating antagonisms. Evilness can come together and form an alliance against good doers. Just come to our minds, president Kennedy, Luther King, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.

The Unfolding events-- courtesy of SelenaRIPforever

SELENA LIVE!-- Her last concert

Selena's last big concert took place on february 26, 1995 at the Houston Astrodome. Over 66,000 fans gathered to see their artist perform. That was a super bowl concert for spanish and mexican american fans. Most of her songs on that night were put together in an album called Amor prohibido (forbidden love). If ever seen the movie about her life, Selena's family never acepted her husband, and her brother, being a composer, captured similar stories about forbidden love; the rest became history. Besides her unique charm and attributes, Selena knew where she came from. Her concerts were a bigger edition of a family party. Who could've thought that her days were counted and about to run out. What we know is that Selena forgave her killer and that is without doubt resting in peace. On a personal side, we will always remember her smile and her style. Gracias Selena!

Courtesy of SWtaznbaby--YouTube

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

This is beautiful.. Selena was so wonderful I am so glad we have her music and songs to listen to.. it is so sad. You are right I am crying for the loss of this precious life. thank you for posting Joseph..

sharing and voted up my friend


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Good evening Debbie,

You are really touching us with your comments. We know Selena became an angel after her departure. For some reason she left like so many others..hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A fitting tribute to one of most talented singers! I have heard of her only after seeing the film 'Selena', starring Jennifer Lopez in the title role. She had achieved so much success in a short span of time! It is sad that such dynamic people had left this planet early like Selena, Jean Harlow, Princess Diana, etc.

Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Ishwaryaa22, Selena was a complete show woman. Form dancing to singing, back to pouring hear heart in every song. We still miss this artist, and others as well. Thanks for commenting.


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ChristyWrites 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

The song 'dreaming of you' is a classic. Thanks for taking us back to her life and her music, which lives on even after her tragic end. I vote up for sure.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

this was so beautiful. I'm such a huge selena fan. Tragic, beautiful, and so talented. Thanks so much. Shared

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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

Hi lord de cross... so much energy and such a tragedy...

Waves from Canada

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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I saw a movie about is so sad. This artist was so talented...and that greedy woman should sit in jail for life. Awesome hub Lord:)

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi there Christy,

Was a tragic lost. On that day, around 5p.m. the news were already covering the saga. Such a irreplaceable star. Thanks for commenting!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Good evening PDX,

You are a fan for sure. We started to write about Selena on the anniversary of her death... and while we started writing, we felt sadness and gratitude for her wonderful soul. You have a good one friend.


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Rolly A Chabot, she certainly will be remember through her music and her talent. Thanks for commenting!

@RHW- This woman sounds like a liar, you can tell by the way she contradict herself. There is no turning back and Selena will never come back physically.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Hey Lord - Bigezine - stole this article and has it published on their site!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Darn it! We have to get them...!

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