The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced this week that it will honor the late Luther Vandross posthumously on June 3 with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Luther’s unparalleled voice and forever romantic tunes such as “Never Too Much,” “Power Of Love”, “Here And Now,” “House Is Not A Home,” “So Amazing” and “Dance With My Father” are known the world over,” stated Leron Gubler, President of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and emcee of the ceremonies. “We are honored to hold this dedication for a very special performer whose music will resonate for all time.”
Vandross’ niece Seveda Williams and longtime friend Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton will accept the star on the singer’s behalf at 1717 Vine Street, where the star will be unveiled. Fans that would like to witness the ceremony can stream it live on www.walkoffame.com.
The late R&B legend who died in 2005 at age 54 after complications from suffering a severe stroke two years prior, received 31 Grammy nominations and 8 wins, as well as, 8 American Music Awards. His love ballads touched many and will forever be remembered.