Also receiving a star are Mark Hamill, Jennifer Lawrence, Minnie Mouse, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Congratulations to the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s Class of 2018!
On Thursday, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced the A-list roster of actors, musicians and television personalities, and the celebrity recipients took to social media to share the happy news.
“I am beyond excited to share with you all that we have just received the news that Dad will be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” Bindi Irwin, 18, wrote on Instagram to celebrate her late father Steve Irwin‘s honor.
“Dad changed the world by reaching out to people through their television screens to bring them on the adventure of a lifetime. To have his name on a Hollywood Star means the world as we carry on his important work. #HollywoodWalkOfFame,” the proud daughter concluded.
The beloved Crocodile Hunter died in September 2006 at the age of 44 following a stingray attack off the coast of Australia while filming a documentary.
Also gushing about their stars were Kirsten Dunst, RuPaul and “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Irwin joins Anthony Anderson, Gillian Anderson, Lynda Carter, Simon Cowell, RuPaul Charles, Taraji P. Henson, Eric McCormack, Ryan Murphy, Niecy Nash, Mandy Patinkin and Shonda Rhimes in the category of television.
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In the category of music, Yankovic joins Mary J. Blige, Richard Branson, Petula Clark, Harry Connick, Jr., Ice T, Snoop Dogg and Carrie Underwood.
Steve Jones will represent radio. Rounding out the list are Charles Aznavour, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the late Bernie Mac for the category of live theatre/live performance.
Dates for the star ceremonies have not been set but must be scheduled within two years from the selection date.