Selena Quintanilla-Perez performs in Corpus Christi, in 1994. 

 Selena Quintanilla-Perez performs in Corpus Christi, in 1994. 

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Selena Quintanilla, the Texas-born Tejano legend and beloved Latino icon, is getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

According to Variety, the posthumous honor will be bestowed at Hollywood's Capitol Records in a Nov. 3 ceremony.  Actress Eva Longoria, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Quintanilla's sister Suzette are expected to attend.

The celebrated Mexican-American star, who began her musical career in Corpus Christi, was fatally shot in 1995 by her fan club's former president. She was barely 23.

"There is something magic about Selena," Mireya Loza, a curator at the National Museum of American History, which currently has a Selena exhibit on display. "Her story connected with so many people and it legitimized the Latino experience for many as well."

Quintanilla and her song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" were featured Tuesday in an animated short on the Google search engine commemorating the anniversary of her first, self-titled album.

She was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1986 Tejano Musix Awards and won a Grammy in 1994 for Best Mexican/American Album.

"Selena deserves the star," actor Edward James Olmos told Variety. "Her music stands the test of time. She was a brilliant artist. I just wish she were here. It's not fair."

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