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A hologram of the late singer Selena is to go on tour in 2018. The Tejano icon - who was murdered 20 years ago - will release a posthumous album and go on tour in the form of a hologram, according to her official Facebook page.

“Acrovirt, LLC announces the launch of Selena The One, the development of a walking, talking, singing, and dancing, digital embodiment of iconic singer, Selena,” the post said. “Acrovirt is working in collaboration with Selena’s immediate family and cutting-edge scientists to enable new productions for her many fans. ‘Selena The One’ will release new songs and videos, will collaborate with current hit artists, and aims to go on tour in 2018.” The project will be funded by an Indiegogo campaign that launches on April 16 and aims to raise $500,000. Various deceased performers have been turned into holograms for live performances in recent years, including Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson.

Selena had several hits in the early 1990s including ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ and ‘Dreaming of You’, and was the subject of the 1997 movie Selena starring Jennifer Lopez.

The singer was shot and killed in 1995 at the age of 23 by her friend and fan club founder Yolanda Saldívar.