HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- John Denver was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday.
The folk singer, born Henry John Deutschendorf, died 17 years ago in a plane crash. His son, Zak Deutschendorf, and daughter, Jesse Belle Denver, were on hand for the unveiling.
Denver sold more than 33 million albums over the course of his career as a folk musician. He was inducted in 2011 into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame.
"He was a troubadour," G. Brown, director of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame, told Variety. "He was a one of a kind talent. Never sang out of tune. He was a fantastic vocalist. When you listen to a record like Sunshine on My Shoulder -- the string arrangement, his vocal performance. He was just a phenomenal performer. It's undeniable."
The honor coincided with the opening of an exhibit of the folk singer's photographs -- Sweet Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver -- at Hollywood's Substrate Gallery.