Remembering Selena Quintanilla Perez: Her Widower Speaks

Today is 26 years since Latina music icon Selena Quintanilla Perez was murdered by the president of her fan club. In an all-new episode of E! True Hollywood Story, her husband and guitarist Chris Perez detailed the grief he endured after losing the love of his life at the hands of her close friend and business partner.

"It was traumatic, it was the hardest thing up until that point that I had ever had to go through. I [still] miss her face, her laughter. She was just an amazing soul, an amazing spirit...I used to never tell people I love them, you know? Or I miss them, or just give them gifts just because. I learned those things and many, many other things from her."

He also revealed the pain of having to finish the instrumentals of her English songs without his wife. The songs were for the English crossover album she never got to complete.

"Them pushing play for me to record the guitar tracks and to hear her voice coming out the speakers in the studio, it was just painful to go in [the recording booth] and have to create parts and make them sound a certain way, when really inside you're just dying." he remembered.

Chris planned to mark this year's occasion his own way.

Selena was just 23 at the time of her murder. Her murderer will be up for parole March 30, 2025.

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from Oh No They Didn't!

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