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John Denver's Children Honored Their Late Dad On Hollywood Walk Of Fame 17 Years After His Passing

Date August 22, 2019

John Denver was an incredibly talented folk singer-songwriter. His biggest hits Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's Song, and Rocky Mountain High are still fondly remembered and widely used in films and TV.

Family life and untimely passing

The famous musician and his first wife, Anne Martell, were married from 1967 till 1982. The couple adopted two children: a boy, Zachary John, and a girl, Anna Kate. Denver's second marriage gave him his second daughter, Jesse Belle.

In 1997, John Denver died in an airplane crash. He was piloting his own light plane and couldn't handle the controls. Denver was the only person aboard the aircraft.

Remembering the legend

In 2014, exactly 17 years since the singer's passing, he was honored with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Denver's children Zak Deutschendorf and Jesse Belle Denver were present during the unveiling. They accepted the star on behalf of their father.

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Zak and Jesse couldn't hide their joy while receiving the long overdue honor for their talented father.

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John Denver's brother also attended the ceremony, it was a beautiful family event.

It was a beautiful occasion to remember the great John Denver for his fans and loved ones.