No one like catastrophes, yet they must be faced by everyone at some point in their life. Marcella Samora experienced a similar tragedy when her youngest daughter died, and she was forced to live the rest of her life with the unending agony of outliving her child and an all-consuming vacuum in her heart.
The Texas native is the mother of three children, including late singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla Pérez, and the wife of American producer Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Marcella Samora was born in Colorado to a Texan father and a Coloradoan mother on July 17, 1944. She is of Cherokee origin, according to Billboard.
She and her husband, Abraham Quintanilla, currently reside in the United States of America. As a result, she is an American citizen.
For the past 55 years, she has been married to Abraham Quintanilla. In 1961, Marcella Samora met Abraham Quintanilla Jr., who was serving in the military at the time. Two years later, in 1963, the pair married and are still together. They’ve been married for 57 years and are still going strong.
Suzette Quintanilla, their daughter, wished them a happy 57th anniversary on Instagram on June 9, 2020. “Happy 57th Anniversary to two folks I Love sooo much,” she said in the post.
Quintanilla and Samora have three children together: A.B. Quintanilla III, Suzette Quintanilla, and the late Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.
What Happened to Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, a Young Daughter?
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Marcella Samora and Abraham Quintanilla’s youngest daughter, was murdered in 1995. At the time, the vocalist was only 23 years old.
From the beginning, Marcella Samora’s husband’s guise as a talent manager was paying off; Selena, who had followed in her father’s footsteps as a musician, was on her way to prominence.
Selena saved ‘Tejano’ cultured-music (roots from Texas and original Spanish-speaking Texans) from extinction by performing with her band Selena y Los Dinos. The American singer became a music hit in Texas in the 1990s thanks to her powerful vocals and engaging stage presence.
Her life committed to the art of the symphony, however, was overshadowed by her death. Selena was assassinated by Yolanda Saldvar, the former president of her fan club, after a commercial quarrel. Yolanda was allegedly handling Selena’s boutique company improperly, and when Selena questioned her, she became enraged. She shot Selena during a heated quarrel.
The incident shocked both the music and film industries. But it was Selena’s parents, particularly her mother, who felt the most tremors. It’s nearly hard to comprehend a mother’s sadness over her child’s death.
Marcella, on the other hand, was a strong woman who fought alongside her family for her daughter’s justice and Yolanda’s conviction. Marcella is still laboring to respect her daughter’s memory 25 years after her death, which must be due to her unwavering love for her.
The Selena Foundation is operated by Marcella, her family, and Selena’s husband, Chris Perez, in remembrance of Selena. It is a non-profit organization that encourages young children to stay in school and acquire family values in order to become better people.
Selena Quintanilla-name Pérez’s and memory have been preserved 25 years after her untimely death, owing to her parents. Marcella Samora and her family planned to honor Selena with an album of remixed Spanish-language songs she recorded as a teen in order to keep her memory alive. A fresh generation of musicians would have remixed the tracks.
In addition, the family has organized a tribute performance at the Alamodome in San Antonio on May 9, 2020. Pitbull, Ally Brooke, and Becky G were scheduled to perform on Salena’s music. The concert had to be canceled owing to the unavoidable conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Selena: The Series, a Netflix series centered on Selena’s path “to prominence as she and her family make sacrifices to fulfill their lifelong aspirations,” is the next big thing for Selena’s admirers.
Hiromi Kamata directed the series, which was written by Moises Zamora and supported by Salena Quintanilla’s father, Abraham Quintanilla. Selena is played by Christian Serratos, and her father, Abraham Quintanilla Jr., is played by Ricardo Chavira.
On December 4, 2020, Netflix will premiere the series.
Abraham Quintanilla, Salena’s father, revealed to People magazine in March 2020 that he made a vow to his family 25 years ago when Selena died. “, he explained.
I informed my family that I was going to try to keep Selena’s memory alive through her songs after she died.
Today, her music and life continue to inspire people, and father Quintanilla believes that he and his family have succeeded in keeping her daughter alive by promoting her musical work and inspiring life.
And I believe we, as a family, have succeeded 25 years later. In addition, he co-wrote a book with Nancy De Los Santos to preserve his daughter’s legacy.
In a Facebook post, he stated that the books written about Selena by other authors were not accurate and credible. As a result, he’s always wanted to publish a book about Selena’s life in order to reveal the truth about her. The book has yet to be released.