04/16/2014 12:51 pm ET

19 Reasons Selena Will Never Be Forgotten (PHOTOS)

Just weeks shy of her 24th birthday, Selena Quintanilla's life was tragically cut short at the hands of a friend.

“The Queen of Tejano Music” died on March 31, 1995 after the president of her fan club Yolanda Saldívar shot and killed the star at a Days Inn in Corpus Christi, Texas.

On the day that would have been Selena’s 43th birthday, we celebrate the star who left a legacy that has touched thousands of lives and lives on in the memory of her loved ones and fans.

Here are 19 reasons Selena will live on forever.

20 Reasons Selena Will Never Be Forgotten