NEW! Smartphone App Directory Recent Deaths

Follow us on Twitter | FamousDeadDB RSS Feed | Contact Us | Sign a Memorial Guestbook
Complete Dead List:
Actors, Politicians, Athletes
Causes of Death:
What's the most common death?
Famous Dead Women:
Who is the most famous dead woman?
Popular Famous Deaths:
Famous dead people list by popularity
More Subscription Options

Latest Tweets about Selena Quintanilla

Famous Dead DB Poll

Who's death affected you the most?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Selena Quintanilla

Born: 1971-04-16 - Died: 1995-03-31
Cause of Death:

Death Summary: In early 1995 the Quintanilla family discovered that Yolanda Saldívar, president of Selenas fan club and manager of her boutiques, had been embezzling money from the fan club and decided to fire her.

Yolanda SaldívarSaldívar contacted Selena and asked to meet so she could give her some paperwork for tax purposes. They agreed to meet at a Days Inn on March 31, 1995. When Selena demanded the paperwork Saldívar stalled, and began telling about being raped in Mexico.

Being the kind natured person Selena was, she drove Saldívar to a local hospital where it was found that no rape had taken place. So they went back to the hotel where Selena asked once more for the paperwork.

Selena told Saldívar that she could no longer be trusted, and began to leave the room. At 11:48 am, Saldívar drew a gun from her purse and shot Selena once in the back, critically wounding her. Selena ran toward the lobby trying to get help, Saldívar chasing behind her calling her a bitch.

Before Selena collapsed to the floor, she was able to name Saldívar as her assailant and gave the room number where she was. Once the ambulance arrived they transported her to a local hospital, where she died from loss of blood at 1:05 pm.

Selena was only 23.

Who was Selena Quintanilla : Selena was a singer/songwriter who had been called "The Queen of Tejano music".

Selena y Los DinosGrowing up Selena was the youngest child of a Mexican couple in Lake Jackson, Texas. Selena began singing at a very young age, and at the age of six her father founded the singing group Selena y Los Dinos, which Selena fronted. Primarily they group performed at the family owned restaurant, PappaGayo's... but the restaurant failed soon after leaving the family bankrupt and homeless.

With only their instruments and an old bus the family moved to Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena y Los Dinos performed anywhere they could... street corners, weddings, quinceañeras, and fairs. The hardwork paid off as Selena recorded her first album in 1985... though it wasn't sold in stores it did get her name out even more.

When Selena was in the eighth grade her father pulled her out of school, as her traveling schedule had become so hectic. She would eventually earn her high school diploma from The American School of Correspondence in Chicago Illinois.

In 1987 Selena won Best Female Vocalist at the Tejano Music Awards, and went on to win it the next seven years in a row. The following year she released two more albums, Preciosa and Dulce Amor.

In 1989 José Behar signed Selena to Capitol/EMI, a label he founded. He later said he signed Selena because he thought he had found the next Gloria Estéfan.

Selena & ChrisAround this same time Selena met her future husband, Chris Pérez, who had his own band. A short time later the family hired Chris to play in Selena's band, and the two quickly fell in love. They were married on April 2, 1992.

In 1990 Selena released her next album, Ven Conmigo, which was written by her brother Abraham Quintanilla, III. It was the first female-recorded album to achieve gold status.

In the early 1990s a registered nurse, Yolanda Saldívar, started the Selena Fan Club as well as became the manager of Selena's clothing boutiques.

In 1993 Selena won a Grammy award for Best Mexican-American Performance for Selena Live!

The following year, 1994, Selena released Amor Prohibido. The album would go on to sell over 400,000 copies and replaced Gloria Estefan's Mi Tierra at the top of the charts. Around this same time Selena planned to record an English language album.

Along with her successful singing career Selena also owned two boutiques called Selena Etc, one in Corpus Christi and the other in San Antonio. Hispanic Business magazine reported that Selena earned over five million dollars just from those two boutiques.
Popular YouTube videos about Selena Quintanilla

1,033 Signatures in Selena Quintanilla's guestbook

  1. cataleya Says:

    you were an amazing and beautiful and talented singer. i have listen to you music and it is truely the greatest i have ever heard. we will always remember you selena. sorry if my spanish is wrong.
    te queremos mucho y siempre te recordaremos

  2. Laquadafamiesha Says:

    We miss you Selena ♥

  3. yuri Says:

    we miss u*_*

  4. jay marie estoquia Says:

    condolence my idol.i will miss you.

  5. jamie Says:

    u r an angel in the heavens i miss u very much

  6. Justina chatlin Says:

    my uncle used to call me “lil selena” ‘cuz he knew how much i loved you & how much i loved your music. i love yuh so much

  7. Pam Gale Says:

    I watched you, Selena, all day today……my theory on God gifted people taken away suddenly before their prime is that God is a jealous God and took her for himself to be in Heaven …..evil was present in Selena’s life in the form of Yolanda S……Good and evil must be separated from each other……which was done on 3.31.95…… A day her precious life on earth was ended to spend her eternity with God/Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I listen to her music often and admire her iconic style to this very day and want to get in as good of shape as she ever was….there is always Hope!!!

  8. Tinna Says:

    even though you’re already gone, and i’m pretty much sad about that fact. My mom always told me about you and your suscess (idk how is it written but yea) u died before I was even born, and all I can say is I watched The Selena Movie n it inspired me, the femiliar stuff i do except i don’t have a band :/ but yea, even tho ur gone, ur always be in my heart as a ROLEMODEL <3 Take Care of us all <3 love u xxxx

  9. LeToshia Sandage Says:

    She past Befor i was born but her music lives on in my heart and others

  10. yolanda Hendricks Says:

    I respect you selena.! I love you to peices gurlllllll. ily.! r.e.s.p.e.c.t find out what it means to me.

  11. dominique noralez Says:

    one of the best latin singers, although i wasnt born when you died you rmusic still lives on! 🙂

  12. jessica wilis Says:

    that my girl and my show

  13. Ady Says:

    Even though u died before I was born… I’ve seen movie about 10x. I’m just saying that I love ur music nd I wanna be a singer like u <3

  14. Kaitlynn Harjo Says:

    R.I.P Beautiful. Your Always Remembered And Never Forgotten.

  15. Essie Says:

    i do not have any latin background in fact i am samoan but i love selena she has a nice body, smile and everything is perfect i wish i had met her but i was only born in 1999 we all love you selena RIP as for you yolanda what a fat shame!

  16. joyce vize Says:

    I do not know how to speak spanish. I wish I did but I still listen to her music. She sings like an angel. I wish she could have done the crossover album. She would surley been a hit. It is so sad to see a young woman with her whole life ahead of her to be cut short. I wish yolanda saldivar would have got the death penalty. RIP SELENA.

  17. Victoria Paez Says:

    Selena you are such an inspiration to my self and many women, to keep fighting for what we believe in and no matter what gender, race or ethnicity we are we can make it if we really believe we can! Thank you for bringing sweetness to our lives. You are gone but NEVER forgotten and you will live forever in our hearts <3

  18. Marsha Roembke Says:

    We love u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will always be rememberd!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Serenity Says:

    I love u selena always and forever

  20. Serenity Says:

    Selena was a big deal in alot of peoples life no one wanted this to happen to her R.I.P SELENA

  21. cherry Says:

    R.I.P. to a beautiful soul. you were an amazing talented artist. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN <3

  22. Dorcas Says:

    I am truly grateful to the owner of this site who has shared this great post at

    Check out my homepage: bien dien tu

  23. Bob Says:

    R.I.P to a beautiful soul you will not be forgotten

  24. Bob Says:

    you will not be forgotten you were such a good singer R.I.P

  25. ???? ????? Says:

    This Is The Procedure That’s Actually Aiding bag-gurus To Improve
    ???? ????? http://www.nukets.com/

  26. Aphiwέ Says:

    I will Forever Love you Selena !!
    Your legacy truly lives on ♥
    Te amo Selena
    Xo .

  27. ?????????? Says:

    bag Got You Straight down? Now We Have The Most Effective Solution
    ?????????? http://www.silverjeep.biz/?????oakley-japan-2.html

  28. longchamp outlet Says:

    Creative men Book Unearths Techniques To Rule The men Marketplace
    longchamp outlet http://www.mykwhome.ca/longchamp-bag-outlet-c-32.html

  29. Latashavesk Says:

    [url=http://www.lyrics.uz/publ/wiz_khalifa/black_and_yellow/589-1-0-14328]it is big and yellow[/url]

    Вебресурс Lyrics.uz является ресурсом, где размещены тексты массы песен. На нашем сайте имеются тексты композиций, как российских, иностранных, так и узбекских исполнителей.

    [url=http://www.lyrics.uz/dir/l/leningrad/sumka/91-1-0-1239]песня про сумку прада[/url]

    Сайт представляет собой громадную коллекцию. Все что здесь имеется, доступно совершенно бесплатно, каждый желающий сможет загрузить все, что ему надо. Ресурс отличен красивым дизайном, лёгкой системой поиска и простой навигацией – все это даёт возможность без труда найти необходимые тексты.

    [url=http://www.lyrics.uz/publ/snoop_dogg/my_own_way_feat_mr_porter/145-1-0-19895]snoop dogg ft mr porter my own way перевод[/url]

    Это возможно сделать с помощью нескольких разных способов: по исполнителю, словам из самой композиции, по названию. Благодаря имеющемуся переводу текста, стираются границы между различными языками. Так, человек, который не учил других языков, сможет понять, о чем поется в зарубежной песне. Слова из любимой песни сможет добавить всякий человек, у которого есть подобное желание. Однако, до того, как добавлять, нужно воспользоваться поисковой системой.

    [url=http://www.lyrics.uz/publ/a/asap_rocky_a_ap_rocky/ghetto_symphony/1185-1-0-28818]текст песни a ap rocky ghetto symphony[/url]

    Это надо для того, чтобы избежать совпадений. После того, как текст будет одобрен, слова песни появятся на сайте. Но у администрации сайта есть все же право не публиковать на своих страницах тексты песен, и при этом объяснять причины необязательно. Таких случаев в размещении за историю сайта было очень мало.

  30. Temeka Says:

    For those girls who are looking to gain weight, this can be
    a tough challenge as there’s limited information on how to gain weight for skinny girls.
    This causes an altered version of messenger RNA
    to be created, impacting the normal production of the myotonic dystrophy
    protein kinase. The key is to focus on good healthy fats and cut out
    unhealthy kinds.

    Look at my site … muscle building routines

  31. Vance Says:

    Clinically-tested and proven to be effective, these outstanding results are the outcome
    of much research, and the best feature is
    no need for injections or prescriptions. With social networks like twitter and Facebook, I am constantly ready how much pain people are in, or how angry they are, or how sick
    they are and what latest and greatest medication they are on.
    Use of HGH supplements can make skin thicker,
    removes wrinkles, controls body fat, improves memory, promote
    muscle growth and improve the energy levels of the body.

    My web site – where to get hgh pills (http://www.youtube.com)

  32. ?? ?????????? Says:

    Development: watch Will Have A Critical role In Virtually Any Website administration
    ?? ??????????

  33. zabor ilenta Says:

    Some truly wonderful work on behalf of the owner of this internet site, absolutely outstanding subject matter.


Sign Selena Quintanilla's Memorial Guestbook

You must be logged in to post a comment.