The late R&B star Luther Vandross was honored by the Hollywood walk of Fame on June 3rd, 2014 with the 2,526th Star. The ceremony took place in front of The Redbury hotel
In attendance: friends, fans and Family members. Grammy-winning guitarists Marcus Miller and Nile Rodgers spoke at the ceremony. Clive Davis, Alfonso “Fonzi” Thornton, niece Seveda Williams accepted the Star on Behalf of the her uncle.
Vandross was an eight time Grammy Award winner and sold more than 25 million records in his 54 years of life. From 1972 through 1980, Luther appeared on albums with Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Gary Glitter, Carly Simon, Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, Donna Summer, Chic and Barbra Streisand. After appearing on two hit records in 1980 by the pop-dance act Change, Epic Records signed Vandross. His debut solo album “Never Too Much” was released in 1981. Over the next 15 years, he released 11 platinum and double platinum albums. Vandross died on July 1, 2005, at the age of 54, following complications from a stroke.