Which performer was murdered by the president of their own fan club? Poll Trivia – 2017

Which performer was murdered by the president of their own fan club?


Selena




Answer: Known as the “Queen of Tejano Music,” Selena was a Latin recording artist that won a Grammy Award (best Mexican-American album) in 1993 for her album Live. Selena died on March 31, 1995, in Corpus Christi, Texas, after being shot by Yolanda Saldivar, the founder and president of the Selena fan club. Saldivar had been managing Selena’s boutique, and was about to be fired for embezzling money. Since her untimely death, Selena’s life story has been the subject of a 1997 film, Selena, which stars Jennifer Lopez as the Tejano superstar.




Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (Spanish: [seˈlena kintaˈniʝa ˈpeɾes] or [seˈlena kintaˈniʎa ˈpeɾeθ]; April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer. Called the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Billboard magazine named her the “top Latin artist of the ’90s” and the “best selling Latin artist of the decade”. Media outlets called her the “Tejano Madonna” for her clothing choices.[a] She also ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all-time and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the mainstream market.


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