Jenni Rivera: 6 Latino legends who died tragically

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Selena Quintanilla

The 24-year-old Tejano superstar was gunned down by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, on March 31, 1995. The incredibly talented singer was at the peak of her career, on the verge of releasing a crossover English-language album (Dreaming of You, which sadly did become a hit after her death). Selena left behind a grieving husband (who recently published a tell-all memoir about their short, passionate life together), her heart-broken family (dad, mom, brother, sister), and a legion of mourning fans who to this day still honor the legendary singer.

The 24-year-old Tejano superstar was gunned down by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, on March 31, 1995. The incredibly talented singer was at the peak of her career, on the verge of releasing a crossover English-language album (Dreaming of You, which sadly did become a hit after her death). Selena left behind a grieving husband (who recently published a tell-all memoir about their short, passionate life together), her heart-broken family (dad, mom, brother, sister), and a legion of mourning fans who to this day still honor the legendary singer.

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SEA0701

Very very sad death, he didn't need to end that way! Hope they fine who did this to him. RIP!!

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i think the whole thing is just sad..sad for his family..heartbreaking for the whole latino community :-(
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Who cares. He was a thug and where there is smoke there is fire. He was a punk and ended up where punks do.
KR3TS

WE ACTUALLY PERFORM IN HIS WAKE TODAY YULIANA , IT WAS A GREAT MOMENT WITH EVERYONE THERE AND WELL ORGANIZED WITH THE COPS AS WELL NOT ROWDY OR PROBLEMS. DONT KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER I WAS NOMINATED AT MAMAS LATINA MONTHS AGO I WANTED TO SHARE HOW MUCH LOVE WAS PUT FROM MY FRIEND FRANKLIN WHO ORGANIZED IT. WE PERFORM HIS FAVORITE SONG "STONE IN LOVE FROM STYLISTICS" AND A BAND CAME TO PLAY AND ENDED WITH TODO TIENES SU FINAL!!!!!!!!!!! HECTOR LAVOE :)

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All very sad! However, Selena was 23, not 24....there is still a mystery as to Jenni & her make up artists' missing body.
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I truly do not like this "news report" SELENA WAS 23 PLEASE DO YOUR RESESEARCH BEFORE YOU POST RANDOM STUFF ALL OVER THE PLACE like wth ???
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