Tributes to Selena Quintanilla, the legendary late singer who was gunned down at the height of fame at just 23 years old, have been everywhere as of late. The 鈥淏idi Bidi Bom Bom鈥 crooner now has an entire MAC makeup collection dedicated to her, and two of today鈥檚 most renowned stars, Demi Lovato and Kim Kardashian West, both dressed in her likeness this Halloween. Now, the iconic Mexican-American songstress has been given one of Hollywood鈥檚 highest honors, posthumously receiving her very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Quintanilla鈥檚 family and husband, as well as hundreds of fans, attended the unveiling ceremony on Friday, including one Eva Longoria, who could barely hold back her tears as she spoke to the crowd. 鈥淚t鈥檚 beyond humbling to stand here on behalf of a person that I myself owe so much to,鈥 she choked out. 鈥淚 promised myself I wasn鈥檛 going to cry.鈥

鈥淭his star isn鈥檛 only for Selena,鈥 she continued. 鈥淚t鈥檚 for every Latina who鈥檚 out there, who has ever had a dream. Growing up, there was no reflection of me anywhere, not on TV, not in movies, not in music, and it was as if someone like me didn鈥檛 exist in American mainstream. That all changed when a bright, young singer named Selena came and changed the landscape of music entertainment.鈥

Quintanilla鈥檚 life was abruptly ended in 1995, when Yolanda Sald铆var, a manger for the 鈥淒reaming of You鈥 singer鈥檚 clothing boutiques, did the unthinkable, shooting and killing the budding young star at the Days Inn motel in Corpus Christi, Texas. She recently spoke out on her motive, reportedly saying that 鈥渟he wanted to feign an assault to avoid going to jail and, above all, not have to pay her the almost $200,000 dollars she had stolen during her administration of clothing stores and the Selena fan club.鈥

Suzette Quintanilla, sister to the late musician, also spoke at the ceremony on behalf of her family, sharing some inspirational words from the late honoree herself: 鈥淚 think Selena said it best, 鈥楾he impossible is possible鈥 The goal isn鈥檛 to live forever, but to create something that will.鈥 And I think tonight is a perfect testament of that.鈥

RIP, Selena.

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