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‘The wait is over!’: Late Tejano star Selena to be honored in Hollywood next month

Suzette Quintanilla, left, poses with a wax figure of her sister, the late Tejano pop star Selena, during its unveiling at Madame Tussauds New York on June 23. Selena, who was killed in 1995, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3.
Suzette Quintanilla, left, poses with a wax figure of her sister, the late Tejano pop star Selena, during its unveiling at Madame Tussauds New York on June 23. Selena, who was killed in 1995, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Nov. 3. Invision

For the friends and family of the late Queen of Tejano music, “The wait is over!”

More than two decades after her death, Selena will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, according to a post on the Facebook page dedicated to the late Tejano singer.

Born Selena Quintanilla, she sold 60 million records worldwide and won numerous awards, including a Grammy, in a career and life cut short when the 23-year-old star was shot and killed by her former manager on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Despite a short career, Selena was often called the Queen of Tejano music and was the first Latin artist to have a crossover album debut atop the Billboard 200 with the release of “Dreaming of You.”

Selena’s star will be revealed Nov. 3, which Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is declaring “Selena Day” in the city.

“This day is finally becoming a reality and we cannot be happier,” a statement from the Quintanilla family reads on Selena’s Facebook page. “We are grateful Selena’s life has been an inspiration to so many and we hope it will continue to encourage people to follow their dreams.”

The Hollywood star will be the latest tribute to Selena. On Tuesday, Google paid tribute to her with a doodle.

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