27 years have passed since the death of "La Reina," the Queen of Tejano music Selena Quintanilla-Pérez,

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who was killed by the president of her fan club at a Corpus Christi motel on this day in 1995.

Selena was just 23-years-old and even today, her legacy lives on and is widely celebrated. Selena's music is still played

and fans continue to buy merchandise with the star's face and name.

She was honored on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.

One can't help but think of Selena on this day and her impact on an entire industry.

Somehow, in her own way, she managed to endear not only

Latinos and Mexican Americans, but cultures around the world.