Marley Honored With Star

09/25/1997 at 12:00 AM EDT

Reggae legend Bob Marley was posthumously given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, reports the Associated Press. Rita Marley, the widow of the influential musician, who died from cancer in 1981 at the age of 36, was on hand for the ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard, which took place on what would have been Marley's 56th birthday. "We give thanks to all the people who made this possible," she told members of the crowd (who waved Jamaican flags) with son Robert and daughter Stephanie by her side. In his native Jamaica on Tuesday, according to Reuters, Marley was also paid tribute to as radio stations across the island played his music. Marley will posthumously receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS on Feb. 21.

Your Reaction

Follow Us

On Newsstands Now

Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • Inside Kate's Life as a Princess Mom
  • A Duggar Engaged
  • Amanda Bynes: The Truth About Her Condition

Pick up your copy on newsstands

Click here for instant access to the Digital Magazine


From Our Partners

Watch It

Editors' Picks

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters