The late Barry White was honored Thursday (Sept. 12) with a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on what would have been the soul singer’s 69th birthday.
White’s wife Glodean unveiled her husband’s posthumous star along Hollywood Boulevard across the street from the Dolby Theatre in a ceremony featuring guest speaker, Motown founder Berry Gordy.
“His music will be with us forever and a day — past all of our lifetimes,” Glodean White said Thursday, according to NBC LA.
White, who died in 2003 at the age of 58 from complications of kidney failure, is the recipient of the 2,506th Star in the category of recording.
Known affectionately as “The Walrus of Love” or as we at K-EARTH 101 refer to him as “The Ambassador Of Love,” the two-time Grammy Award-winner is known for his unforgettable deep, velvety voice on hit songs like “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” and “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.”
See photos from Barry White’s posthumous star ceremony in the photo gallery below.