Selena's fans and father reflect on the 20th anniversary of her death

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Selena Quintanilla-Perez, simply known as "Selena" was killed by her fan club's president, Yolanda Saldívar, on March 31, 1995.

Twenty years later, fans continue to honor the "Queen of Tejano music." Selena's father, who was also her manager, has mixed feelings about fans marking his daughter's death.

Via AP Online:
"Of course I'm happy that, today, people remember Selena more than ever," Abraham Quintanilla Jr. said via phone from his office in Corpus Christi. "But as Jehova's Witnesses, we don't celebrate deaths or birthdays, and we don't want people to think we're behind all the festivities.

"It's crazy. It grows every day with events everywhere, but we're not organizing them. Our family never got together every year on the day of her murder, because there's nothing to celebrate, and this year won't be the exception," he added. "We remember our daughter every single day. We don't need a special day to remember her."


In this June 24, 2011 photo, Abraham Quintanilla, the father of the late singer Selena, poses in front of an air brush work of art that a fan gave him after her death, hanging in the studio at Q Productions in Corpus Christi, Texas, where Selena made her last recording.  (AP Photo/Paul Iverson)

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