Selena’s final performance at the Houston Astrodome is still iconic, and her legacy lives on 22 years after she was murdered cesar vazquez/YouTube screenshot
cesar vazquez/YouTube screenshot

Although it seems like just yesterday, 22 years ago, Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was murdered by the president of her fan club.

The 23-year-old’s final performance for 65,000 people at the Houston Astrodome lives on for 55 glorious minutes on YouTube and in Texans’ hearts.

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Earlier this year, San Angelo 6-year-old Ayvah Vega hosted a Selena-themed birthday party worthy of ‘Selenas’ herself:

And the 1997 biopic starring none other than Jennifer Lopez as Selena is 20 years old this year. The resemblance is uncanny, and the whole movie is still worth a watch today:

On March 31, 1995, Yolanda Saldívar shot Selena in the back after she went to confront Saldívar for her fraudulent work as president of the singer’s fan club. It’s estimated Saldívar embezzled more than $60,000 from supporters and was ultimately convicted of first degree murder for her vengeful crime.

Barbara Walters gave Saldívar about 15 minutes to explain herself on 20/20:

Saldívar is currently serving a life sentence in Gatesville, Texas, and she will be eligible for parole almost 30 years to the day after she killed Selena.

Unfortunately, the actual Quintanilla-Pérez family is still embroiled in Selena’s cruel fate. Her widowed husband, Chris, and the Quintanilla family were involved in a lawsuit until this February, when a judge ordered Pérez to stop production of the television series he authored about his late wife.

Although it may not be coming to television any time soon, you can read the basis for Pérez’s show’s script in his book, “To Selena, with Love.”

Gone too soon, but never forgotten.  RIP, Selena.

A trio of young mourners kneel and pray outside the home of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez the day after her death April 1, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas. Selena was shot to death March 31, 1995, at a Corpus Christi motel room by former fan club president, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of the crime Oct. 23, 1995, in Houston, and later sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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