Soul, funk and disco legend Barry White was posthumously awarded the 2,506th star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.
Motown founder Berry Gordy spoke on behalf of the late Barry White, who died on July 4, 2003.
Friday marked what would have been White’s 69th birthday.
“People can’t get enough of Barry White’s music and even though he passed away many years ago, his songs will live on in the hearts of many,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are honored to have Barry White, his legendary voice and timeless songs immortalized on the Walk of Fame.”
The deep voice of Barry White produced a string of hits in the 70s including ‘Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe’, ‘You’re The First, The Last, My Everything’, ‘I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby’, ‘Never Never Gonna Give You Up’ and his 40-piece Love Unlimited Orchestra’s ‘Love Theme’.
He was a two-time Grammy Award winner.
White was a diabetic and suffered high blood pressure. He died of kidney failure at the age of 58.
White’s star can be found at 6914 Hollywood Boulevard.
Hollywood Walk of Fame stars to be awarded in 2014 will go to:
MOTION PICTURES: Orlando Bloom, Ray Dolby, Sally Field, Jack H. Harris, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, Paul Mazursky, and Tom Sherak
TELEVISION: Dabney Coleman, Kaley Cuoco, Claire Danes, Giancarlo Esposito, Deidre Hall, Cheryl Hines, Don Mischer, Tavis Smiley and Phil Hartman (posthumous)
RECORDING: Holland Dozier Holland, Jeff Lynne, Mana, Ray Parker Jr., Katy Perry, Rick Springfield and Tupac Amaru Shakur (posthumous)
RADIO: Renan Almendarez Coello (El Cucuy)
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