The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
He paid tribute to his wife, German actress Diane Kruger and his ‘beautiful family’ as he was honored on the iconic Los Angeles catwalk, for creating a family environment that was ‘so joyful and fun everyday’ .
Reedus has been a mainstay in the cast of the longtime zombie drama as Daryl since its debut in 2010, and recently wrapped filming the series’ final scenes.
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The 53-year-old was joined at his ceremony by former Walking Dead actor Jon Bernthal and Greg Nicotero, a prosthetic expert and director, who both gave speeches about their colleague.
“Wow, I never saw that coming. Thanks for the great speeches,” he said before his star was revealed.
“My mom is here, thank you for supporting me all these years. I know it wasn’t easy.
“So passing this baton, Diane, I love you so much.
“Thank you for giving me a beautiful family, such a happy and fun family environment every day.”
He also described his children Nova and Mingus as “the proudest thing I’ve ever done”.
Not only is Reedus an accomplished actor, also starring in projects such as The Boondock Saints, Blade II and the video game Death Stranding, but he has also modeled for major fashion houses such as Prada and Levi Jeans.
He is also a photographer, director and artist, in addition to being a bestselling author, restorer, publisher and entrepreneur.
His star is the 2,734th on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is located at 6600 Hollywood Boulevard by Hollywood Toys & Costumes.
Reedus is preparing to leave The Walking Dead at the end of the series, before starring in a spin-off.
During a break from filming last year, he told Sky News: “It’s been such a big part of my life, this show and living here in Georgia (where the show has been filming since 2010), I’m going home to New York on my vacation.
“So I don’t know. I try not to think about it. I know it’s going to happen.”
The final season of The Walking Dead is now streaming on Disney+.