Family of Selena share their memories 25 years after her death

Selena Quintanilla-Perez's loved ones speak of honoring her legacy and the new Netflix series tracing the superstar's humble beginnings.
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Transcript for Family of Selena share their memories 25 years after her death
We're going to move on now to a moving tribute to one of music's biggest stars, 25 years after Selena's death stunned her many, many fans, her family sat down with our John Quinones sharing their memories and sharing how they are honoring her today. John, good morning to you. Great to have you. Reporter: Hey, good morning, Dan. Good to be with you. You know, it's hard to believe that it's been 25 year the death of this musical icon. A shining star from Texas who never really needed a second name, Selena. And it's hard to believe she's gone because in many ways it feels like she never really left us. Reporter: She was one of a kind. Selena or la Reyna del tex mex bringing tejano music into the mainstream. 25 years after her tragic death, we sat down exclusively with the people who really knew the girl behind the music. It's hard to believe that it's been 25 years. The older generations, you know, they always tell you they remember what they were doing when it happened. Yeah. Wow, the day she died. Yeah. It took a long time for me to understand, and I just come to the conclusion that people are trying to make that connection with how they felt at the time that she lost her life, that they were basically with me and my family emotionally. Reporter: Now their story is back on the screen executive produced by Suzette Quintanilla. Selena, the series, telling the story of this American family's humble beginning. We can make this happen. Now or never. It brings back a lot of memories, and it's got things in there that I didn't -- I asked Suzette, how did they know that? It's another Selena for her fans, like something else they can have a piece of. Reporter: Excitement for the series proving Selena is more popular than ever. Selena is global. I knew that she was. I knew that this was amazing. Reporter: Selena was the face of an America that doesn't see itself reflected on screens very often, who moved the world with her music and her story. She embraced, you know, her heritage of where we come from, from Mexico. So I think that people can identify and then with her not only with the way she looked, but her body as a Latina. Fans come here, and they bring their little girls dressed like Selena, and for me that really moves me emotionally. Reporter: And she continues to move so many of us. You know, we spent some time at the Selena museum here in Texas in Corpus Christi, and it was so incredibly touching to see the youngest of her fans, ti little girls wearing their Selena outfits, dancing and singing. The Selena legacy lives on through this brand-new guys? It absolutely does, and it's likely to be accelerated by this new show. John, thank you so much. And as I said, great to have you here on weekend "Gma." Really appreciate it. Reporter: Thank you.

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