Gay icon Donna Summer is among the six artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum later this year.

Summer died at the age of 63 in May after losing a battle with cancer.

Summer is best known for her contributions to the disco era. Early hits such as the 17-minute-long dance track Love to Love You Baby, I Feel Love, Bad Girls and On the Radio propelled Summer to the international stage.

A born-again Christian, Summer faced controversy in the mid 80s when she was accused of saying that AIDS was a punishment from God for the immoral lifestyle of gays. She denied that she ever made such a comment, saying it was “a terrible misunderstanding.”

“A couple of the people I write with are gay,” she told gay glossy The Advocate in 1989, “and they have been ever since I met them. What people want to do with their bodies is their personal preference.”

Also scheduled to be inducted on April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles are Heart, Albert King, Randy Newman, Public Enemy and Rush.