HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — More than 12 hours before Selena Quintanilla’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is set to be revealed, fans are reportedly at the scene, ready to honor the late Tejano superstar.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and actress Eva Longoria are set to speak, and the singer’s sister, Suzette Quintanilla will accept the star. Preparations on the star, in front of the Capitol Records building Hollywood, began earlier this week, with the singer’s sister overseeing the making of the star.
Fans were reportedly lined up and parked near the site at 6 a.m. Friday, but the unveiling does not begin until 6:30 p.m. — a rare evening ceremony, as most are unveiled during daylight.
The honor for the singer has been a long time coming. Quintanilla was just 23 years old when she was shot to death in 1995 by the president of her fan club, but in her short career, she became the first female and youngest Tejano artist to win a Grammy for best Mexican/American album. Her fans were stunned and heartbroken by her death, which rocked the music world.
Vine Street, between Hollywood Boulevard and Yucca Street, will be closed starting at 1:30 p.m. through 9 p.m. for the unveiling ceremony.