Favorite Quotes from “To Selena, With Love”
Corpus Christi, Texas.
Selena was murdered at the age of 23 on March 31, 1995. The impact was so large, that more than 50,000 people lined up outside the Bayfront Plaza Convention Center in Corpus Christi two days later to catch a glimpse of Selena’s casket and pay their respects. Her casket was surrounded by over 10,000 white roses, Selena’s favorite flower.
Considering that her death had occurred just two days before, there were still many rumors being spread around about how she was killed, or whether it had even actually happened.
Since it was the second day of April, and Selena’s casket was initially closed, a rumor was spread that her death was nothing but a prank, and the casket was empty, meaning Selena was actually alive and pulling a cruel April Fools joke.
This rumor became so widespread that it forced the Quintanilla family to make the heartbreaking decision to open the casket, revealing Selena’s body dressed in her favorite color, purple. This calmed the rumors and allowed her fans to see Selena in person for the very last time.
Fans bid their last goodbye to Selena, killed just two days before.