Selena’s Father Opens Up About Her Life, Death And Where He Believes She Would Be Today

April 1, 2015  |  

Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Selena’s death. The father of the slain singer recently opened up to New York Daily News’ Viva about his daughter’s life, career and where he believes she would be today had her life not been tragically snatched away. Check out some highlights from his interview below.

On her passing:

“Death is a very painful situation for humans and especially if it’s your child. The remembrance and the pain will always be there. You just learn to live with it and life goes on.”

“Selena was so full of life. She was a happy person and loved what she was doing. She enjoyed her career and her marriage and all of that was cut short.”

On Selena not surviving to finish her first English crossover album:

“She was so excited about the crossover album, but unfortunately she only got to record four songs for that album and we had to fill it with Spanish music. It’s interesting how that album still went into the mainstream market with Spanish music included and today that album has sold about 7 million copies.”

On her music:

“Even her music was ahead of her time. You hear her music on radio right now and it’s just as fresh as if it was recorded this morning.”

On where she’d be today:

“Maybe she would have left the music business by now and maybe she’d have three or four or five kids because she loved children.”

On Selena’s downfall:

“She was a beautiful person. She was very humble and very giving. The one wrong thing that Selena had was that she was too trusting of people.”

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