Paul Walker and Jenni Rivera receive posthumous tributes as part of 24 new celebrities to get stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2023
Paul Walker went from child model to commercial actor, then teenaged television star to international fame in the Fast & Furious film franchise.
Jenni Rivera is a singer best known for leaving her mark on the Regional Mexican music genre, selling more than 20 million records worldwide in the process.
And on Friday it was announced that both will be posthumously honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2023.
Honorees: Actor Paul Walker and singer Jenni Rivera are both being honored posthumously with stars on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2023
In all, there were 24 new celebrities that were honored in the class of 2023, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed, as reported by Deadline.
The selection panel, made up of fellow Walk Of Famers, hand-picks a group of honorees each year that represent various genres of the entertainment world.
Walker, who was 40 when he died in a car crash in Los Angeles in November 2013, was among seven artists who made it on the Motion Pictures category.
The other honorees include Vince Vaughn, John Waters, Uma Thurman, Bill Pullman, Ludacris and Juanita Moore (posthumous).
Hollywood royalty: In all, there were 24 new celebrities that were honored in the class of 2023, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce revealed on Friday
Massive breakthrough: Walker reached international stardom in the Fast & Furious film franchise, alongside co-star Vin Diesel; they are seen in the original movie in 2001
Rivera was just 43 when she was killed in a plane crash near Monterrey, Mexico in December 2012.
The Billboard Top Latin Albums chart topper released 12 studio albums between 1999 and 2011 resulting in numerous accolades, including four Latin Grammy nominations.
Rivera was selected under the Recording category along with Lenny Kravitz, Marc Anthony, Irving Azoff, Sheila E, Jonas Brothers, Blake Shelton and Charlie Wilson.
In the category of Live Theatre/Live Performance, Lang Lang, Melba Moore and Pentatonix made the list.
Making her mark: Rivera is best known for leaving her mark on the Regional Mexican music genre, selling more than 20 million records worldwide in the process
There were six celebrities who made it under the Television banner, which includes Jon Favreau, Martin Lawrence, Ralph Macchio, Garrett Morris, Ellen Pompeo and Mindy Kaling.
Upon hearing the news of her selection, Kaling was overjoyed to learn that she was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
'I am stunned! I am receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. This is crazy,' The Office star shared in an Instagram post with obvious emotion in her words.
'I am so honored. I grew up watching people I admire so much receiving stars and I never thought I would join them. It inspires me to work harder and dream bigger! Thank you @warnerbrostv @hwdwalkoffame!'
Mindy Kaling, 42, was among the six celebrities to be selected in the Television category
Overjoyed: The Office alum was 'stunned' to learn of her selection to receive a star
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame now consists of more than 2,700 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce credits E.M. Stuart, the organization's volunteer president in 1953, with the original idea for creating a Walk of Fame. Stuart reportedly proposed the WOF as a way to 'maintain the glory of a community whose name means glamour and excitement in the four corners of the world.'
Making the list to receive a star doesn't always result in that person actually getting one. Each recipient has two years to schedule their ceremonies from the date of their selection, which means some of them may not receive their spot on or near Hollywood Boulevard until 2024.
Each nominees has a $50,000 fee, which is typically paid for by the nominating organization, to the Hollywood Historic Trust charitable foundation for the creation, installation and maintenance of the star.
Hollywood fixtures: The Hollywood Walk Of Fame now consists of more than 2,700 five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars embedded in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard and and three blocks of Vine Street in Hollywood