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Selena: Record Crowds Gather For Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony
A commemorative ceremony honoring late Tejano singer Selena took place on Friday, Nov. 3, and attracted a record-breaking crowd as the Latin music icon's new star was installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
As Billboard reports, more than 4,500 fans were in attendance on Vine Street for the evening ceremony, which a representative from the Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce later confirmed to be the largest crowd that has ever been present for a Walk of Fame ceremony — a record set almost 20 years ago when Mexican singer Vicente Fernández received his own Walk Of Fame star in 1998.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was present at the ceremony to address the gathered crowd of fans, family, and honored guests. "This is history in the making," he proclaimed. "Selena was an angel, and we thank the family for all they gave and have given this country, and it’s a message we need now more than ever. Because we aren’t strangers to this land, this is our home."
Selena's surviving husband, guitarist/songwriter Chris Perez, closed the ceremony alongside members of Selena's family by laying a bouquet of white roses on his late wife's newly placed Hollywood Walk of Fame star.