Late Freddie Prinze Gets Hollywood Star
Published - Dec 14 2004 10:28PM CST || AP
LOS ANGELES(AP) Freddie Prinze Jr. shed tears Tuesday as he unveiled a Hollywood Walk of Fame star for his late father, who committed suicide in 1977.
The elder Prinze was a standup comic who had a successful run in the sitcom "Chico and the Man" before ending his life at age 22.
The younger Prinze, star of the "Scooby-Doo" movies and teen romances like "She's All That," was only 10 months old when his father died.
"I always get overwhelmed when it comes to speaking about my father," the 28-year-old told the crowd during the Hollywood Boulevard ceremony. "To see the respect from the people in L.A. and New York where my father was from brings tears to my eyes. To walk by and see his name on this star, wow."
Comedian George Lopez, who nominated the late comedian and sponsored the star, also attended the ceremony.
"'Chico and the Man' inspires me today as it did back then," said the star of TV's "The George Lopez Show." "This is a big day for us and his friends."
View footage of the Star presentation courtesy of Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, and Freddie PrinzeJr. Com
Click below to view the coverage of the star presentation
Thank you George Lopez!
Your generous love and devotion is true to Freddie Prinze.
I speak on behalf of all Freddie's fans, friends and family. Thank you for your generous gift of Freddie's Star on the Hollywood walk of fame.