Queen of Tejano Music
Birth Name:
Selena Quintanilla
Birth Date:
April 16, 1971
Birth Place:
Lake Jackson, Texas
Death Date:
March 31, 1995
Place of Death:
Corpus Christi Memorial Hospital, Corpus Christi, Texas
Cause of Death:
Homicide - gunshot wounds
Cemetery Name:
Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Considered among the most influential Latin artists of all time and is credited for catapulting Tejano music into the mainstream market, Selena, known as the Queen of Tejano Music, contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century. Initially refused bookings at venues across Texas for performing Tejano music (then a male-dominated music genre), Selena's popularity exploded after she won the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of The Year in 1987, which she won nine consecutive times before her murder in 1995.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Seaside Memorial Park Cemetery

4357 Ocean Drive

Corpus Christi, Texas, 78412


North America

Grave Location:

Section LL

Grave Location Description

Head to the southeast corner of the cemetery and look for the black fenced-in area. There is a paved walkway that leads up to her headstone.

Grave Location GPS

27.73255732466, -97.3624608833

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