Prince is posthumously awarded an honorary degree by the University of Minnesota

Prince performs in June 2007 in Pasadena, California.

(CNN)In life, Prince had several names. In death, he now adds another: Dr. Prince.

The University of Minnesota honored the late pop star Wednesday night with the institution's highest award -- an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
"Prince emulates everything a musician should be," Michael Kim, director of the university's School of Music, told CNN.
Tyka Nelson, Prince's sister, accepted the award from university President Eric W. Kaler and Regent Darrin Rosha at a ceremony in Minneapolis, the city where Prince was born and raised.