US musician John Denver has been honoured posthumously and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
17 years after his death, John Denver has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Denver was a US singer-songwriter, actor and activist. He was best known for penning and performing such songs as 'Country Roads, Take Me Home', 'Annie's Song' and 'Rocky Mountain High'. Popular throughout the 1970s and frequently in the charts, Denver appeared in numerous television shows both as an actor and in cameos. He was 53 when he died in a plane crash in 1997.
Denver was finally honoured on Friday (24th October) when he received a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Walk of Fame has existed since 1958 and has more thousands of honourees. Denver's star will be the 2531st star on the Walk.
The star was unveiled by two of Denver's three children, Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse Belle Denver. The two siblings look overjoyed to be accepting the honour on behalf of their late father and were presented with a plaque and a picture of their father. Also in attendance was the band Trampled by the Turtles who performed a rendition of 'Annie's Song' in honour of Denver.
Friends, family, band members & fans all turned out to remember Denver
A representative for the Walk of Fame made a short speech and stated "We are proud to honour one of America's singing icons who has been missed for many years. Luckily for us we have his amazing music to remember him by."
In addition to being a talented musician and performer, Denver was also interested in photography and an exhibition of his work was unveiled on Friday. The exhibition, entitled Sweet, Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver, is on display at the Substrate Gallery in Hollywood.