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Donna Summer Dies at 63

Donna Summer Dies at 63

Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco and 5-time Grammy Award winner, has died after a battle with lung cancer. She was 63.

The singer passed away Thursday morning (May 17) in Florida, TMZ reports. A source said Donna “was trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps.”

Donna rose to fame in the ’70s with songs such as “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Bad Girls.” Her other hits include “She Works Hard for the Money” and “This Time I Know It’s Real.”

She’s survived by her husband, Bruce Sudano, their two kids, and her first daughter from a previous relationship.

Our thoughts go out to Donna‘s family and friends during this difficult time.

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  • solecito

    Donna was a very talented singer and trend-setter, a real star like there are no more . Rest her soul and may God give her loved ones strength during this difficult time.

  • kel

    Very sorry to hear this. Prayers to her family. RIP, Miss Donna and thank you for the music!

  • InTheIndustry

    Rest In Peace

  • Strange

    RIP Donna Summer you will be greatly missed . My prayers & thoughts go out to her family . She had the best songs ever recorded . There is no one like her . Truly a diva and a special gift from God .

  • Mosley

    The lady with the WOW voice!

    RIP Donna!

  • 666

    DUM DOO DAH DAYS!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA HERE COMES THE BURN OF A LIFETIME!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

    LOVE,
    U MOCK U!!!!!!! HAHAHHAHA ALL THE DOO DAH DAY!!!!!! HAHAHAH SUCKY U!!!!!! HAHAHA

  • 666

    HERE IT COMES!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA U ARE SUM!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

    LOVE,
    LET’S GO!!!!!!! HAHAHHAA U ARE SQUARE!!!!!! HAHAHAHHA 2+2++=8 HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA U ARE THE ROOT!!!!! OF ONE!!!!!! HAHAHAHA GOODBYE!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  • 666

    U = 0!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAH

    LOVE,
    THE EQUATION!!!!!! HAHAHAHA NEW MOVIE OR TV SHOW???????!!!!!! HAHAHAHA ++++++++================================ HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • brr

    rest in peace donna

  • stacy

    Why taleted people have to die? :( such an icon she’s the queen of disco REST IN PEACE. <3

  • wakeupNsee

    Shocking since she kept her Cancer private. I didnt even know she was sick. RIP Donna.

  • Terry

    One of the best voices in history!

  • Ava

    The biggest and sad news today. I’m shocked she was even sick…and so young. I was born in the 80′s but my parents played her CD ALL THE TIME. And of course, we danced liked crazy. She also played Urkel’s Aunt in “Family Matters” and brought the house down as well. *sigh* Rest in peace Donna and I hope all the angels above brought out their disco balls to dance while you sing :)

  • mlllllllllllle

    Oh No…

  • Ju.de

    OMG :(

  • lynn

    RIP

  • c

    I didn’t realize she was suffering. RIP.

  • mlllllllllllle

    Etta is dead.
    Amy is dead.
    Donna is dead.
    Left Eye Lisa Lopes is dead.
    Whitney Houston is dead.

    Katy Perry is alive.

  • sheila

    So sad, so young. She had so many great hits…LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY Donna!

  • Tracy

    I am still completely stunned and saddened by this.

  • http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/JEBA Jorge J

    Terrible tragedy. She was a music icon and she will be missed.

  • lafamepoma

    i’m so sad, my favourites songs of her are “Hot stuff” and ” Last dance”, the most known but i wasn’t born in 70th yet, so i didn’t have enough time to listen her music, but she’s amazing

  • mina

    My mom’s beyonce awwwww!!!!

  • Helen

    RIP Donna,you will always be the Queen of Disco

  • Heather

    R.I.P. Queen Donna

  • TIMEKEEPER

    Wow! Heaven sure has a awesome sounding choir now. I grew up with this beautiful song bird’s music. RIP Ms. Summer. We will miss you terribly.

  • I’m E!

    SO SAD to hear of Donna’s passing. RIP and thank you Donna for all the fun and great music you gave us !!

  • http://scottypotty999 WE

    I am grief stricken, and my lungs are paining
    for Donna S

    those were the times of my life

  • Risa

    RIP

  • Marisa

    Loved her, loved her voice. So sad

  • Tom

    RIP Donna

  • Terri

    Met her . She was so sweet. RIP

  • Sheila

    Such a beautiful lady.

  • TR

    So sad.

  • Sean

    Remember dancing to her songs. Good memories

  • Disco Don

    Loved her music. Fierce voice.

  • Lila

    She was so private. Don’t see that now. RIP

  • Toni

    RIP. I feel so old. Donna Summer was 63?

  • Lalalove

    Wow, Jared, you have absolute garbage post as the site’s headline and you can’t put this as a headline/top post? SMH.
    Any who, R.I.P, Hot Stuff. That bully takes another life. *sigh*

  • Zoe Moon

    Omigod, NOOOOOOOOO, Not Donna!!! Rest in Peace, Ms. Summer, you were and will always be “Hotstuff.” Never will you be forgotten.

  • Donna sings with the angels

    I love your voice, you soul and now you are gone.
    I was dancing on your music.
    I am sad and depressed.
    63, so much talent and your voice was so powerful , that s not an age to die….not even a wrinkle on your face!

  • Valéria Muccillo

    DIVA!!!!!!

  • anon2

    Donna was always such a beautiful woman and could she sing, so many memories of all her songs. She said she wanted to be called an Empress as she got older instead of Disco Queen , thank you for the music and memories, Empress Donna. Rest in Peace.

  • Sissi

    Whether you loved Disco or not she had one of the BEST voices ever! Loved all of her music! RIP MISS SUMMERS.

  • anon

    I was into progressive rock in the 70′s but my guilty pleasures were Abba and Donna Summers…..and yes, I hated disco. This white boy thought and still thinks Donna Summers was beautiful and SO SEXY and obviously very professional. RIP. You were too young.

  • http://www.girlretro.com lene

    sorry to hear that.may she rest in peace

  • Rocky

    Thanks so much for the memories Donna! God Bless your family during this hard time in their lives right now.

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