Donna Summer a 2013 Rock Hall Inductee

Donna Summer will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2013. A report emerged today that Summer’s family had prematurely issued a congratulatory press release prior to the official announcement on December 11th. Contact Music published the statement a short time later.
A statement from the late star's family reads: "We are overjoyed the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame has recognized Donna's tremendous musical achievements. Its an honor we know she quietly hoped for and would very much cherish. We are deeply grateful.

”The family cannot fully express the gratitude they feel for the outpouring of love received over the past few months in support of Donna's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. From fellow recording artists and industry executives to friends and fans from around the world, it will not be forgotten.”

Following Summer’s death seven months ago, there were public statements of regret from Elton John and Jon Landau, the Rock Hall Nominating Committee Chairman, that Summer had not been inducted yet. Clearly, the voters heard their plea.

The official Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee announcement will take place at a press event in Los Angeles on December 11th at 2pm EST.

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