John Denver Gets Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver.

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Jesse Belle Denver, left, and Zak Deutschendorf, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

The “Sunshine on My Shoulders” singer received the walk’s 2,531st star on Friday, 17 years after his death.

Denver’s son, Zak Deutschendorf, and daughter, Jesse Belle Denver, attended the unveiling.

Denver rose to fame in the 1970s with a series of sunny, optimistic songs that included “Rocky Mountain High,” ‘‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and “Annie’s Song.”

He died in a 1997 plane crash at age 53.

Friday’s unveiling coincided with the opening of a Hollywood exhibition of photos called “Sweet Sweet Life: The Photographic Works of John Denver.”

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Performing at an outdoor concert on the Boston Common, Boston, Mass.

The musician’s photos will be on display at Hollywood’s Substrate Gallery for the next month.