United Media Publishing had recently reported that Yolanda Salvidar, who murdered Latin music icon Selena Quintanilla-Perez in December, 1994, was found dead in her cell.
This, it turns out, was nothing but a death hoax, as was clarified by a report from the San Antonio Current. Salvidar is still alive and serving time in prison at the Mountainview Unit in Gatesville, Texas. The publication got confirmation from Jason Clark, who is the director of public information for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The fraudulent United Media Publishing report circulating on the internet claimed that Salvidar died after spending 20 years in prison.
The tragic death of the Latin pop diva still seems fresh for her fans, who were previously up in arms over rumors of Salvidar's prison sentence being cut short.
Recently a special edition of the book Selena's Secret: The Revealing Story Behind Her Tragic Death was released on the singer's 20th death anniversary. The book is an investigation into the whole episode by Emmy award-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás.
Selena was shot dead by Salvidar, who was the manager of her boutique line and president of her fan club, in March, 1995, at the tender age of 22. The singer is immortalised by her music and also on the big screen by Jennifer Lopez, who portrayed her in the eponymously titled film in 1997.
The Grammy award-winning artist was best known as the Queen of Tejano Music.
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