NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Prince is being inducted into the Apollo Theater’s Walk of Fame.
Theater officials announced Wednesday that the late musician will join previous honorees such as Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson when he’s officially inducted during the Apollo’s 11th annual Spring Gala on June 13.
The fundraising event will be being hosted by LL Cool J. It is set to feature performances by the O’Jays, Leon Bridges and Andra Day.
Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on April 21 in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.
On the day of his death, the Apollo Theater paid tribute to the music legend by changing their marquee.
“In honor of the beautiful one, Prince, Nothing Compares 2 U,” the marquee read.
The Apollo’s Walk of Fame honorees receive a plaque beneath the theater’s famous marquee in New York City.
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